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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:
Film makers please note: how to make a good comedy, see this! See more (51 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:
Barry Downing ... Waif
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:
Lionel Barrymore was originally cast in the role Mr. Allenbury which was taken over by Walter Connolly.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:
Gladys:The things I do for that newspaper!See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Film makers please note: how to make a good comedy, see this!, 27 July 2010
Author: rbrb

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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