Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to ...
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Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to solve the murder of one of her socialite acquaintences. Written by
Doug Sederberg <email@example.com>
If you ignore the stupidness of the writing and turn off your brain, it is very entertaining
Clark Gable takes a wild stretch in this film and plays...well, exactly the same type of character he played in most of his films of the 1930s! On top of playing a fast-talking and rather dishonest hero, he also plays a newspaper man--something he did with great frequency. Constance Bennett appeared as the "dame" and she was just fine as the woman you absolutely KNOW Gable will end up with by the end of the film! So there aren't any real surprises and the film is pure formula...yet it does somehow work simply because it's so much fun watching Gable in action. He almost effortlessly plays a very likable rogue and letting him do a bit of sleuthing in this film was a welcome change of pace.
Now let me rate this on two levels. For Gable fans like me, I'd give it a 7---it's good solid entertainment. For non-fans, it's still an amiable time-passer and earns a 6. My advice is don't think too much about the silly plot and romance in this film--it will make you have a headache. Instead, just sit back and enjoy.
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