The Art of Cinema #126


Bombshell
(Victor Flemming, 1933)

1 comment:

Vanwall said...

If ever there was a living embodiment of "bombshell", Harlow was unquestionably that. I actually prefer her wisecracking comedies, and this one was so really close to the bone for a lot of H'wood actresses, I'm a bit surprised it got made. She was really quite the finished product by the time of this film, and as fondly as she's remembered today, if she had lived to make more films, she may have been the best ever. When you watch her progress from "Public Enemy" where she was just eye candy that spoke rather woodenly, to her fluid abilities in this film, it's obvious what a hard worker she must have been. I still have problems with her hair styles, but the actress beneath keeps shining out, regardless - not many had her looks and abilities.

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