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Libeled Lady (1936)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  9 October 1936 (USA)
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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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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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Comedy | Romance

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9 October 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los enredos de una dama  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

William Powell and Myrna Loy also co-starred in The Great Ziegfeld (1936), another of the Best Film Oscar nominees that year. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Justice of the Peace: [Bill and Connie getting married by a Justice of the Peace] My wife will be the witness. She'll be down in a minute... Oh, here she is now.
Wife of the Justice of the Peace: [Barely glancing at the couple] Are they sober?
Justice of the Peace: Well, I... I... I think so.
Connie Allenbury: This is love, not liquor.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

You
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Played during the opening credits
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Snack, Crackle, Pop!
23 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One might wonder about casting 4 heavyweights in the same film-- any one of the leads could carry a film by themselves-- but all together you're afraid that they might either weigh down the film or, ala the "Dream Team" 1990, fail to live up to expectations. But this is one time you time you will not be disappointed-- with hysterical antics by Jean Harlowe, the always dependable repartee between classy Myrna Lowe and suave William Powell, and Spencer Tracy proving for the first time that he can handle snappy dialogue like the best of 'em-- the chemistry between the cast makes every scene in this film a delight.

The banter flies so fast you'll miss it-- this is the height of screwball comedy. When people say they don't write them like this anymore, alas, they really don't.


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