Greed is good '80s remake of the '30s story of an upper-crust Manhattan dinner party. Drawing room comedy does not live up to its cast.
Hostess Millicent (Billie Burke), with sardonic friend Hattie (Louise Closser Hale, with an inside joke), frets over how she'll replace a guest, landing on washed-up actor Renault (John Barrymore), who is by chance consorting with her daughter (Madge Evans), early in MGM's Dinner At Eight, 19... more
Imposing opening from MGM and producer David Selznick for his first picture for the studio, also introducing the Jordans: Oliver, Millicent and Paula (Lionel Barrymore, Bilie Burke, Madge Evans), in Dinner At Eight, 1933, from the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber.
Famous scene as the showering party girl Vantine (Jean Harlow) flaunts the rules of the rubber plantation, irritating if not arousing the honcho Carson (Clark Gable) who hopes to be polite to Barbara (Mary Astor), the stuffier wife of his new surveyor, in Victor Fleming's Red Dust, 1932.
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A snappy, sexy, quipping tale of a horse breeder's daughter who's engaged to an upstanding millionaire, but drawn to a brash bookie. Saratoga opened the month after Harlow's death and grieving fans made it a box-office smash.
Raymond Dabney has just met the woman of his dreams. How does he arrange to get close to her? Become her butler! Rising romantic lead Robert Taylor portrays Raymond, co-starring opposite platinum bombshell Jean Harlow. The sparks fly and the romance glows. W.S. Van Dyke II directs, exploiting dramatic and cinematic possibilities to open up a tale previously filmed as The Man in Possession with Robert Montgomery and Charlotte Greenwood.
An all-star cast headlines this Oscar-nominated screwball comedy about an editor who hires a gigolo to compromise an heiress who threatens to sue his paper. Starring Oscar-winner Spencer Tracy ("Bad Day at Black Rock," "Adam's Rib"), "Thin Man" duo William Powell and Myrna Loy, and Blonde Bombshell Jean Harlow ("Bombshell"). Nominated for Best Picture.
An all-star cast headlines this screwball comedy about an editor who hires a gigolo to compromise an heiress who threatens to sue his paper. Starring Spencer Tracy, "Thin Man" duo William Powell and Myrna Loy, and Blonde Bombshell Jean Harlow.
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