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Sunday, August 14, 2005
Greatest movie you've never heard of
Or, at any rate, that GWB and I had never heard of (Margo and my friend Jonesy may well have done): 1936's Libeled Lady, starring Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, and William Powell--those last two better-known for their roles as Nora and Nick in the Thin Man movies.*
It's one of the best screwball comedies I've seen, featuring uniformly great acting and convoluted romantic storylines reminiscent of Midsummer Night's Dream. Plus, a newspaper setting! A spoiled heiress! Reno divorces! What more could you want?
Really a treat after Dinner at Eight, which, apart from a fantastic performance by Harlow, was rather a disappointment.
*What is it about 1936? It seems as though many of my favorite songs and movies were released in that year, as was my Western Electric telephone.
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