The people responsible for putting this piece of trash on the screen never knew Jean Harlow, and obviously knew nothing about her. The storyline is untrue. The performances are terrible. Why a great actress like Angela Lansbury agreed to be in this turkey is a mystery bigger than any that she solved on MURDER, SHE WROTE.
Harlow (1965) 1080p YIFY Movie
Harlow (1965) 1080p
A screen adaption of the blistering best-seller which examines the story of the platinum blonde bombshell (Baker) who rose to fame in the reckless Hollywood of the 1930's.
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The Synopsis for Harlow (1965) 1080p
In this story, Harlow starts in the movies as set dressing, the pretty girl who is used for the glamour shots. Refusing to descend to the casting couch for work, she finds that she is soon blacklisted from the industry. But an agent named Arthur sees something in Jean and begins representing her. For a long time, the jobs are scarce and consist mostly of receiving the pie in the face in low budget comedies. But Arthur's belief in Jean never wavers and when she finally graduates to featured roles, the critics say that she cannot act, but she is unforgettable. Polishing the image as the girl next door, but with some fire, she begins her climb to the top and becomes the girl every woman wants to look like and every man wants to have. But her own life is a disaster - unlike her screen life.
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The Reviews for Harlow (1965) 1080p
An insult to the memory of a great star!Reviewed byPat-54Vote: 1/10
Poor Jean Harlow! To have her memory degraded in this way is sad. Based on a muckraking sensationalized bio of the late actress that has since been discredited this shallow exercise in fiction takes someone whose life was interesting and unfortunately scandal ridden and makes things up out of whole cloth while ignoring or falsifying the actual events. Marilyn Monroe, a great admirer of Harlow, had wanted to to do a film about her but when offered a similar script to this stated "I hope they don't do that to me when I'm dead" which should clarify the value of this picture. As to the performances everybody except Angela Lansbury as Mama Jean is either bland or terrible. Carroll Baker, who can be a fine actress, is all wrong in the lead. She's certainly a beautiful woman but has neither the allure nor the charisma of the original Jean. Skip this shiny junk and seek out some of Harlow's actual films. Red Dust, Bombshell, Libeled Lady or Dinner at Eight are all fine examples of her peerless work.
This film has always been a favorite of mine for the past 20 some years after discovering it on late night television one night. It may not be the gospel truth on the late Jean Harlow, and it may not be completely historically accurate where hairdos, attire, furniture and music may be concerned. But it has a unique, special attraction that draws me in and friends who I show it to each and every time.
For example. The other day I sent the video to a friend back east on the off chance he might like it. He not only liked the film but ended up loving it. We discussed the movie, and while it may not be the perfect Jean Harlow biography, we agreed there was so much going on in the picture that was appealing. Everything from the very beautiful and attractive Carroll Baker, to the little white lunch boxes that are given to the extras at lunchtime, from the handsome Mike Connors looking up at gorgeous Baker ready for action on the staircase, to the memorable line from Jean, "Oh mama not now I don't feel well." I suppose if you're a Jean Harlow fanatic you can find fault with the movie, which is understandable. But I just happened to see a film that appealed to me with the cast who starred in it. "The Godfather" which is a piece of junk, "Star Wars" which even has trash cans that revolve and talk, and "Postcards from the Edge" all failed to win me over like "Harlow" did.
Here's one movie goer who has nothing but great things to say about "Harlow." I would love to see a special DVD release for it, perhaps with extras, a commentary of some sort, and maybe an interview with Miss Baker about the making of the film.
Some movies just stick with you. This is one of them.