Monday, November 28, 2005

Day 23: "Libeled Lady"

Director: Jack Conway 1936
A stellar MGM cast--Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy and William Powell--has a ball in this romantic (sometimes screwball) comedy. All the elements are in place--wisecracking newspapermen, a playgirl heiress, first-class trans-Atlantic crossings and hotel suites bigger than Rupert Murdoch's new co-op on Fifth Avenue. What more could a Depression audience need to escape its woes for a few hours? Lots of laughs, particularly when city slicker Powell attempts to snag a large trout.


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