RED HEADED WOMAN
1932, Warner Bros., 79 min, USA, Dir: Jack Conway

The legendary Jean Harlow delivers a star-making performance in this provocative pre-Hays Code comedy as a charming gold digger who sleeps her way to fortune. Secretary Lillian Andrews sets her sights on her boss, eventually luring him away from his happy marriage to his childhood sweetheart. But instead of making a big splash in society, she is rejected. After casting her attention on a coal king, Lillian realizes that she loves her French chauffeur (Charles Boyer). The film is often cited as one of the motion pictures that brought about more stringent censorship.


HIS PICTURE IN THE PAPERS
1916, 62 min, USA, Dir: John Emerson

Douglas Fairbanks plays Pete Prindle, the son of a highly successful processed food magnate in this sassy satire about fame and advertising that, 100+ years later, still feels contemporary. Penned by the one and only Anita Loos (WILD AND WOOLLY, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES).


WILD AND WOOLLY
1917, 72 min, USA, Dir: John Emerson

In possibly his best pre-swashbuckling comedy, Douglas Fairbanks stars as a young New Yorker who longs for the excitement of the Old West. Energetically directed by John Emerson, with a witty script and wryly ironic intertitles by husband and wife Emerson and Anita Loos, and cinematography by Victor Fleming.


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