<article> <figure> <img src="http://image.tmdb.org/t/p/w780/ws3s5vdOgMWsPw3TwIUxZmOry05.jpg" title='Platinum Blonde' alt='Platinum Blonde'/> </figure> <h1>Platinum Blonde</h1> <p>In this witty romp, Jean Harlow plays an upper-crust socialite who bullies her reporter husband (Robert Williams) into conforming to her highfalutin ways. The husband chafes at the confinement of high society, though, and yearns for a creative outlet. He decides to write a play and collaborates with a fellow reporter (Loretta Young); the results are unexpectedly hilarious, especially when Young shows up at the mansion with a gaggle of boozehound reporters in tow. With snappy, ribald dialogue (allowable in those pre-Hays Code days), Capra keeps the gags flying fast and furious, taking special delight in having Williams's journalist pals rib him endlessly over his kept-man status. Platinum Blonde was a great success at the time of its release during the class-conscious Depression; for better or worse, its star Harlow was identified with the tag "platinum blonde" until her untimely death. --Jerry Renshaw</p> <details><summary>Runtime: 90</summary> <summary>Release date: 1931-10-31</summary></details> </article>