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Libeled Lady (1936)

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A newspaper man, his jilted fiancée, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gladys
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Bill Chandler
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Haggerty
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Mr. Allenbury
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Mr. Bane
Cora Witherspoon ...
Mrs. Burns-Norvell
E.E. Clive ...
Fishing Instructor
Bunny Beatty ...
Babs (as Lauri Beatty)
Otto Yamaoka ...
Ching
Charles Trowbridge ...
Graham
Spencer Charters ...
Magistrate
George Chandler ...
Bell Hop
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Johnny (as William Benedict)
Hal K. Dawson ...
Harvey Allen
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Storyline

Warren Haggerty is the chief editor of the New York Evening Star. He keeps on delaying his marriage with Gladys because of problems his newspapers must face. When it is filed a 5 million dollars claim by Connie Allenbury for having printed she is a marriage-breaker, he organizes the unconsummated marriage of Gladys and the don Juan Bill Chandler. The goal is to catch Connie alone with a married man... Written by Yepok

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marriage | newspaper | scheme | editor | lawyer | See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

9 October 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Libeled Lady  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When leading lady Jean Harlow was entombed in Glendale's Forest Lawn Cemetery in 1937, she was dressed in the gown she wore in this film. See more »

Goofs

Spencer Tracy refers to William Benedict's character as "Joe", although the opening credits identify him as "Johnny". See more »

Quotes

Connie Allenbury: Any woman can be starved by neglect. The little attentions Bill paid you seemed so much greater, because you weren't getting them from Haggerty.
Gladys: The only time Warren ever sent me flowers, he signed Bill's name to the card!
Connie Allenbury: Exactly! He probably never noticed the clothes you wore, never told you how lovely you looked, the way Bill did.
Gladys: That's right! How did you know?
Connie Allenbury: Women can't fool women about men.
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Connections

Remade as Easy to Wed (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

You
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Played during the opening credits
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Film makers please note: how to make a good comedy, see this!
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This movie is over 70 years old but is far better than what mostly comes out of the film industry these days. The picture is genuinely funny and all the performers are excellent. In brief a newspaper who have libeled a lady need to get her legal action against them stopped to prevent the newspaper going out of business so they devise a plot to set up their victim. There are all sorts of comical twists and turns and plenty of good gags and amusing moments. The movie is very well directed, has an excellent script and the voters here on IMDb have got the high mark exactly right. Well done to Turner Classic Movies for showing this on their channel:

8/10


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