Cinema: No Time for Sargent's

Harlow was one of the most lurid and luminous love goddesses Hollywood ever had. But never in her 26 importunate years—she died in 1937 of uremic poisoning—was Jean Harlow so exploited as in this purported biography produced by Bill Sargent's Electronovision Inc. The real Harlow was jade of purest quality; Sargent's Carol Lynley plays her as a pale finishing-school dropout turned unfinished actress, capturing the walk but not the talk. And Lynley is appropriately supported. Ginger Rogers and Barry Sullivan are grotesquely grasping as her stage mother and stepfather; Efrem Zimbalist Jr., playing...

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