Red-Headed Woman

Synopsis: Lil works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair with businessman Gaerste and uses him to force society to pay attention to her. She has another affair with the chauffeur Albert.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Jack Conway
Production: MGM
79 min


So gentlemen prefer blonds, do they?

Yes, they do.

Can you see through this?

-I'm afraid you can, miss, but--

-I'll wear it.

The boss' picture.

Well, it'll get me more there

than it will hanging on the wall.

-There you are.

-Hurry up with that, will you?

-What's up?

-I'm ducking Al.

-Have a soda, Lily?

-No thanks.

Listen, I'm on my way up to

the boss' house with his mail.

-Why didn't his secretary do it?

-Because I swiped it off her desk.

These are important and they've

gotta be answered right away.

Maybe I'll get a chance to stay

and take dictation.

-What will that get you?

-Don't be dumb. His wife's in Cleveland.

Say, Bill Legendre's crazy

about his wife.

Well, he's a man, isn't he?

Who do you think's

gonna smell your tonsils?


You're here.

Hello, hon.

Didn't I phone and say

I'd wait for you at the office?

Don't be an old meanie.

If I thought you were working

double shifts on me--

Al, come here. Come here.

Al, Al, I wish you'd

speak to that fresh soda jerk.

-What for?

-Well, he said something to me.

Say you, I'll teach you

to get fresh with my girl.

-I didn't say nothing.

-Oh, you didn't?

Hello, Mrs. Willoughby.

-She belongs to the country club.

-How do you know?

I saw her, I was standing outside.

So that's what you are,

just an outside member of the country club.

Yeah, well, I'll be in there some day.

Gee, I'm beginning

to get a little nervous.

Here, hon, hold these.

I'd be nervous myself if I didn't have

any more brains than you've got.


-I'll meet you later at the apartment.

-I'll wait here for you.

You better not. I might be a long time.

Oh, no, you won't.

Why, Miss Andrews, what is it?

I was worried about your cold.

It's much better, thanks.

I'll be back at work in the morning.

Did your butler tell you I'd be glad

to stay and help with your mail?

Oh, yes, and thank you very much, but I'll

have my secretary attend to it tomorrow.

Mr. Legendre.

Is there something the matter with me?

Something the matter with you?

Why, no. Why did you ask?

Well, you always avoid me at the office.

Whenever I want to help you, you send

me away and get somebody else.

Well, I'll tell you the trouble, Red.

You're too pretty and I don't trust myself.

Oh, Mr. Legendre,

do you honestly think I'm pretty?

Yes. Yes, too darned pretty altogether.

Oh, Mr. Legendre.

Well, thank you so much for coming up,

Red, and I'll see you in the morning.


I walked all the way up here all alone...

...just because I knew how important

those letters were.

And now you're sending me away,

just like you always do.

Trying to put me to work, huh?

Oh, can't I stay and help, please?

Can't I?

All right, since you've taken

all this trouble.

It might be a good plan

to get them out of the way.



Huntley Milling Corporation

800 State Street, Cleveland.

Dear sirs...

Dear Sir, I'm replying to

your query of the...

...the 16th.

-The 16th?

Yes, 16th.

In regard to that quality of the coal

that we sent you in our last shipment...

...I would--

I would say that...

I'd say...

I wish you'd brace up, Red.

Oh, don't mind me. I'm all right.

It makes me feel terrible

to see you cry like that.

Well, can't a girl cry a little bit

when she's happy?

Now, Red, there's no use

in taking this too seriously.

Seriously? Why, Mr. Legendre.

You're all I've been able

to think about for years.

You've only been working

in the office for two months.

-And you don't know why I came there?


Well, it wasn't because I wanted a job.

It's because I've been crazy about you

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Anita Loos

Anita Loos (April 26, 1889 – August 18, 1981) was an American screenwriter, playwright and author, best known for her blockbuster comic novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She wrote film scripts from 1912, and became arguably the first-ever staff scriptwriter, when D.W. Griffith put her on the payroll at Triangle Film Corporation. She went on to write many of the Douglas Fairbanks films, as well as the stage adaptation of Colette’s Gigi. more…

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