A society heiress sues a newspaperman, who counters with plans of his own.Genre: Feature Film-ComedyRating: NRRelease Date: 1-MAR-2005Media Type: DVD
Newspaper comedy doesn't seem like an MGM genre--ink-stained wretches don't go with Adrian gowns and white deco furniture--but Jack Conway, the designated bull in the Metro china shop (Boom Town, Too Hot to Handle) does what he can to bring some dash and flair to a wildly complicated script. Spencer Tracy is the tough city editor who goes to some spectacular extremes when socialite Myrna Loy files a $5 million libel suit against his paper for calling her a notorious home-wrecker; he hires celebrated ladies' man William Powell to seduce Loy and asks his long-suffering fiancée, Jean Harlow, to marry Powell temporarily so she can play the wronged wife when Loy and Powell are discovered together. The couples crisscross, with frenetic and not entirely unpredictable results, but much of the pleasure here lies in seeing these iconic stars being so thoroughly themselves. The dialogue strains for champagne wit, but the movie's most memorable moment is pure, rotgut slapstick--Powell's bout with an unruly fly-fishing rod. --Dave Kehr --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Here is a screwball comedy , with enough stars for two movies. From the same time period as The Thin Man series we have
William Powell , Myrna Loy , Spencer Tracy , and Jean... Read more
This is a great movie and a 1930's classic! While the plot may be a bit complex to describe, it's easy to get into and understand once the film starts. Read morePublished on April 27 2002 by Robert Ortiz
I just love William Powell and Myrna Loy films. I really ejoyed this one. I highly recommend it, and would give it ten stars if I could. It's funny, witty, and charming!Published on Aug. 31 2001 by Rosella Ann Myles
one of the funniest movies i ever saw. Has an absolutely hysterical scene of william powell pretending to know how to fish. Dialogue great, plot great. Myrna Loy great.Published on June 6 2001 by M. S. Butch
Newspaper editor Tracy leaves his prospective bride, Harlow, at the church to determine why his paper printed a juicy scandal about millionairess Loy......... Read morePublished on Jan. 13 2000 by "scotsladdie"
This has to be (along with "The Awful Truth" and "Bringing up Baby") one of the best of the classic comedies. Read morePublished on July 27 1999