Libeled Lady (1936)

Libeled Lady (1936)

Released: 1936
Genre: Comedy, Genre, Romance
Director: Jack Conway
Starring: Myrna Loy, William Powell, Jean Harlow, ,
Run time: 98 min
IMDb: 7.9/10
Country: USA
Views: 59490


Warren Haggerty is the chief editor of the New York Evening Star. He keeps on delaying his marriage with Gladys because of problems his newspapers must face. When a 5 million dollar lawsuit is filed by Connie Allenbury for falsely printing she is a marriage-breaker, he plans a marriage in words only between Gladys and the Don Juan Bill Chandler. The goal is to catch Connie alone with a married man.
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User Reviews: One might wonder about casting 4 heavyweights in the same film– any one of the leads could carry a film by themselves– but all together you’re afraid that they might either weigh down the film or, ala the "Dream Team" 1990, fail to live up to expectations. But this is one time you time you will not be disappointed– with hysterical antics by Jean Harlowe, the always dependable repartee between classy Myrna Lowe and suave William Powell, and Spencer Tracy proving for the first time that he can handle snappy dialogue like the best of ’em– the chemistry between the cast makes every scene in this film a delight.

The banter flies so fast you’ll miss it– this is the height of screwball comedy. When people say they don’t write them like this anymore, alas, they really don’t.

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