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Personal Property (1937)





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In this lively romantic comedy, Robert Taylor plays an irresponsible playboy who comes from a wealthy family. Jean Harlow plays a deeply-indebted gold digger looking for the easy way out. The trouble begins when each of the money grubbers, believing the other to be rich, start up a bogus romance.

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Robert Taylor
as Raymond Dabney aka Ferguson
Reginald Owen
as Claude Dabney
Jean Harlow
as Crystal Wetherby
Una O'Connor
as Clara, Crystal's Maid
E.E. Clive
as Mr. Dabney
Henrietta Crosman
as Mrs. Dabney
Cora Witherspoon
as Mrs. Burns
Barnett Parker
as Arthur Trevelyan
Marla Shelton
as Catherine Burns
Lionel Braham
as Lord Carstairs
William Stack
as Policeman
Jimmy Aubrey
as English Cabby
Leyland Hodgson
as English Cabby
Douglas Gordon
as English Cabby
Arthur Stuart Hull
as English Businessman
Charles Requa
as English Businessman
Tom Ricketts
as Elderly Man
Billy Bevan
as Frank the Waiter
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Critic Reviews for Personal Property

All Critics (3)

[Personal Property] turns out to be another highly successful comedy and another step along the right path for Robert Taylor.

June 10, 2021 | Full Review…

A handsomely turned out picture with a competent and well-dressed group of players, headed by Jean Harlow and Robert Taylor.

August 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Jean Harlow shines in her penultimate film.

January 27, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Personal Property

Jean's made better movies but her second to last film is a cute little trifle. She's full of snap, you'd never suspect her health was failing while this was being filmed.

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jay nixon

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"Don't you have any friends or family who can help you out?"
"My friends are as broke as me, and my family live all the way over in Des Moines, Iowa. Have you ever heard of Des Moines, Iowa?"
"No I can't say that I have."
"Well that gives you a good idea about where it's located."

Comedic fluff has its moments. Rougish Robert Taylor was the Paul Newman of his time, while Jean Harlow mostly plays it straight but has a fun scene where she impersonates guests who will arrive at her dinner party, which is populated by some memorable oddballs (Mr. Travailian is a hoot.)

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Doctor Strangeblog

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An interesting romantic comedy, the story is good, and the actors are too, but it's not the best romantic comedy I've seen.

Aj V
Aj V

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