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Libeled Lady
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Director:
Writers:
Maurine Dallas Watkins (screen play) &
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Release Date:
9 October 1936 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
"She may be married to him, but she's engaged to me!" See more (50 total) »

Cast

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Jean Harlow ... Gladys

William Powell ... Bill Chandler

Myrna Loy ... Connie Allenbury

Spencer Tracy ... Haggerty

Walter Connolly ... Mr. Allenbury

Charley Grapewin ... 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
William Newell ... Divorce Detective
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robin Adair ... Palmer (uncredited)
Norman Ainsley ... Roberts - Allenbury's Butler (uncredited)
Harry Allen ... Jacques (uncredited)
Tommy Bond ... Waif (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley ... Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Charles Croker-King ... Charles Archibald - Allenbury's Lawyer (uncredited)
George Davis ... Waiter (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Press Man (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Denver Courier Editor (uncredited)
Howard C. Hickman ... Cable Editor (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Reporter (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Steward (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson ... Adams - Washington Chronicle Editor (uncredited)
Charles King ... Barker (uncredited)
Harry Lash ... Photographer (uncredited)
Gwen Lee ... Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Eric Lonsdale ... Reporter (uncredited)
James T. Mack ... Pop (uncredited)
Wally Maher ... Photographer (uncredited)
Tom Mahoney ... Alex (uncredited)
Myra Marsh ... Secretary (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Steward from S.S. Queen Ann on Dock (uncredited)

Hattie McDaniel ... Maid in Grand Plaza Hall (uncredited)
Buddy Messinger ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Greta Meyer ... Maid to Connie Allenbury (uncredited)
Jack Mulhall ... Barker (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe ... Barker at Charity Affair (uncredited)
Inez Palange ... Fortune Teller (uncredited)
Barnett Parker ... Butler (uncredited)
Franklin Parker ... Photographer (uncredited)
Buster Phelps ... Waif (uncredited)
Thomas Pogue ... Reverend (uncredited)
Jed Prouty ... Dickson (uncredited)
Bodil Rosing ... Wife of the Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Eddie Shubert ... Moe (uncredited)
Pat Somerset ... Photographer (uncredited)
William Stack ... Editor (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ... Clerk (uncredited)
Libby Taylor ... Tiny - Gladys' Maid (uncredited)
Edward Thomas ... Waiter (uncredited)
Nick Thompson ... Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
Richard Tucker ... Barker (uncredited)
Bobby Watson ... Waif (uncredited)
Bobs Watson ... Waif (uncredited)
Pat West ... Detective (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Steward on Dock (uncredited)
Duke York ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jack Conway 
 
Writing credits
Maurine Dallas Watkins (screen play) (as Maurine Watkins) &
Howard Emmett Rogers (screen play) and
George Oppenheimer (screen play)

Wallace Sullivan (from the story by)

Produced by
Lawrence Weingarten .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Axt (musical score by) (as Dr. William Axt)
 
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Fredrick Y. Smith (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Andre .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
William A. Horning .... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis .... associate art director
Hugh Hunt .... associate art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dolly Tree .... wardrobe
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Bassman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joseph E. Bernard .... technical expert: fly fishing (uncredited)
Carl 'Major' Roup .... script clerk (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:S | USA:TV-G | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #2585)

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Trivia:
Jean Harlow was forced to stay out of the production for ten days due to a severe case of sunburn poisoning.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Spencer Tracy refers to William Benedict's character as "Joe", although the opening credits identify him as "Johnny".See more »
Quotes:
Warren Haggerty:Gladys, do you want me to kill myself?
Gladys:Did you change your insurance?
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26 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
"She may be married to him, but she's engaged to me!", 5 October 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Spencer Tracy, William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Jean Harlow star in "Libeled Lady," about the attempts to convince a society woman to drop a lawsuit against a newspaper.

Spencer Tracy is a scream in his role of a newspaper editor who has been engaged to Jean Harlow for some time, but his work keeps getting in the way of their marriage and relationship. His whole life revolves around his newspaper. When an heiress, played by Loy, sues the newspaper for libel, Tracy puts William Powell to work, hoping that by photographing them together, he can convince Loy to drop the suit. But it will only work if Powell is a married man caught cheating, so Tracy convinces Harlow to marry him.

Harlow is her usual feisty self. Powell is marvelous, especially in his fishing scenes, which are classics, especially the one in which he literally chases a trout through a stream. It's laugh out loud material if there ever was any. Loy has the least showy part, though she's quite beautiful and works well with Powell, portending great things to come.

This is a very enjoyable film with Tracy milking the comedy for all it's worth. Apparently his comedic work was a revelation back then, unlike today, when we know how adept he was at it.

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