Thursday, April 12, 2012
Rec. #229: Libeled Lady
What: Jean Harlow. William Powell. Myrna Loy. Spencer Tracy. What else can you possibly need to know?
Comparable to: You've got the Myrna Loy/William Powell pairing made famous in The Thin Man, the crisp dialogue of sparring couples as in The Awful Truth, the frantic edge of the newsroom as in His Girl Friday, and some wackadoo matrimonial plotting worthy of The Palm Beach Story.
"I thought that was rather clever of me."
"Yes, I thought you thought so."
You might not like it if: Wait, so she's suing the paper . . . and she's engaged to the paper's editor . . . and then he gets him to trap her . . . while pretending to be married to her . . . and then she changes her mind . . . and . . . what?
How to get it: Buy it or borrow it.
Connections to previous Wreckage: Gosh, I love old screwball comedies. See also: The Palm Beach Story (Rec. #17), The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (Rec. #65), Midnight (Rec. #194), The Awful Truth (Rec. #219)