Directed by Jack Conway • 1932 • United States
Starring Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone
The legendary Jean Harlow delivers a star-making performance in this racy pre-Code boundary pusher. She stars as Lil Andrews, a gold-digging secretary who will do whatever it takes to get ahead in society—including luring her morally minded boss (Chester Morris) away from his happy marriage. Snappily scripted by Anita Loos (who was called in to rewrite the original screenplay by F. Scott Fitzgerald), this salacious tale of sex and sin is often cited as one of the films that led to Hollywood’s subsequent enforcement of the Production Code.