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Libeled Lady (1936)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 9 October 1936 (USA)
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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Bill Chandler
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Warren Haggerty
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Mr. James B. Allenbury
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Mr. Bane
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Mrs. Burns-Norvell
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Fishing Instructor
Bunny Beatty ...
Babs (as Lauri Beatty)
Otto Yamaoka ...
Ching
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Graham
Spencer Charters ...
Magistrate
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Bell Hop
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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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Comedy | Romance

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9 October 1936 (USA)  »

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Los enredos de una dama  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The fifth of fourteen films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy. See more »

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The tail of the plane photographing the Queen Anne is visible in the lower right hand side of the picture. See more »

Quotes

Connie Allenbury: You can't build a life on hate, or a marriage on spite. Marriage is too important. Mine only lasted an hour, but... I know.
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Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Whistled by William Powell
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two strong ladies for the price of one
25 January 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This MGM goodie has Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy, both strong characters who know exactly what they want to get from Spencer Tracy and William Powell ... all four principals in the cast are excellent, especially Harlow and Powell (any scene connected with fishing is funny, especially Powell's attempt to land the great trout). Walter Connolly is also good value as Loy's father.

'Libeled Lady' is fast-paced, with lots of good moments concerning the plot around a newspaper - a would-be marriage - an heiress - a boat - and some great over-the-top scenes. Highly recommended!


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