Three Wise Girls

  • 1932
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Drama

A weak attempt at an urban comedy marked Harlow's final picture for the Gower Street lot. After this she moved to MGM. Even in 1932, the story of three girls in the big city and the machinations in which they become embroiled was old hat. Harlow is a straight young woman from a small town. When she tires of life in the slow lane and hears that her old friend...read more

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A weak attempt at an urban comedy marked Harlow's final picture for the Gower Street lot. After this she moved to MGM. Even in 1932, the story of three girls in the big city and the machinations in which they become embroiled was old hat. Harlow is a straight young woman from a small town.

When she tires of life in the slow lane and hears that her old friend Clarke is having a swell time in Manhattan, Harlow exits Hicksville and heads for Gotham. She moves in with Prevost, who addresses envelopes for a living. Harlow gets a job but when her boss gets fresh, she quits and hires on as

a model in the same couturier store as Clarke. While there, Harlow encounters wealthy man-about-town Byron and falls hard for the scoundrel. It turns out that he is already married. He claims he's about to ask his wife for a divorce but Harlow doesn't buy his palaver and tells him to find another

patsy. Clarke is seeing Thomas, another married man who has been keeping her in a Park Avenue pad, supplied with all the accoutrements that the standard mistress should have. When Thomas, a banker, begins yawning, he decides that it would be better to go back to his wife. This causes Clarke to

take her own life. Meanwhile, Prevost has fallen in love with lovable Devine, a chauffeur, and when Byron is true to his word and gets his spouse to agree to a split, he contacts Prevost and Devine because he doesn't know where Harlow has gone. She's back in the small town where it all began.

Byron, Devine, and Prevost arrive in the little burg and he manages to convince her that he really is leaving his wife (in real life, they seldom do) and she believes him and promises to stay by his side until the judge awards the ex her alimony and they can get married. A few scenes with scantily

clothed models, some mild comedy from Prevost, and a moral that comes out and slugs one in the jaw (when Clarke kills herself after having cavorted with married Thomas). Strictly for Harlow buffs.

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