Red-Headed Woman 12A

Tue 27 Dec, 5.30pm



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Director: Jack Conway

Cast: Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Una Merkel

Year: 1932

Duration: 79 mins

Certificate: 12A

“When I kiss 'em, they stay kissed for a long time.”

Jean Harlow, 1930s Hollywood blonde bombshell, rinsed her hair scarlet to play homewrecker Lil Andrews in this boundary-pushing Pre-Code comedy of sex and social-climbing film from MGM.

The Hays Office demanded 17 cuts to the film to tone down Harlow's sexual assertiveness and still some audience members were shocked by her antics. In fact, the film was banned outright in the UK, so watch with caution.

Film writers and critics Pamela Hutchinson and Christina Newland present some of Hollywood’s most risqué films (all brand new remasters courtesy of Park Circus and Warner Bros.) made before the 1930's Hays code was enforced in Pre-Code Hollywood: Rules Are Made to be Broken.