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Love Is News (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 26 February 1937 (USA)
Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement.

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Martin J. Canavan
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Judge Hart
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Cyrus Jeffrey
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Lois Westcott
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Mrs. Flaherty
Stepin Fetchit ...
Penrod
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Count Andre de Guyon
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Egbert Eggleston
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A.G. Findlay
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Kenyon
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Joe Brady
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Logan
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When a crafty reporter uses false pretenses to get a story out of heiress Tony Gateson, she turns the tables on him, telling the press that she's engaged to him and that she's given him a million dollar dowry. Suddenly he's on the front page and every salesman is at his doorstep. He loses his job and a day later asks her to call off the ruse; she tricks him again and the publicity continues. She stays cheerful and resourceful through a series of misadventures that has him alternately back on his job and fired. Meanwhile, a count who's her ex-fiancé shows up in New York, and maybe that marriage is back on. Can an heiress be a human being, and can a reporter get a scoop? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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26 February 1937 (USA)  »

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Amor y periodismo  »

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Remade years later as That Wonderful Urge (1948). Tyrone Power also starred in this version in much the same role as before. His co-stars were Gene Tierney (in the Loretta Young role), and Reginald Gardiner (in the George Sanders role). See more »

Quotes

Steve Leyton: Mike, ever had a woman make a fool out of you?
Mike Allegretti: Sure!
Steve Leyton: What happened?
Mike Allegretti: Four boys and one girl.
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Remade as That Wonderful Urge (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

The Prisoner's Song
(1924) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Guy Massey
Sung a cappella by Loretta Young
Reprised a cappella by Tyrone Power
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We've Always Had Madcap Heiresses
15 June 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Back when this film was made in the mid Thirties there seem to be an abundance of films about madcap heiresses. In the middle of the Great Depression films about the rich partying away seemed to find an audience.

Back then the real life model was Peggy Hopkins Joyce, today it's Paris Hilton. We just love to read about the rich doing their reveling.

So the premise is a bit ludicrous about Loretta Young getting very angry at the newspaper reporters for reporting on her every move. Believe me if she didn't want publicity she wouldn't get any. Believe it or not, then as now, there are rich people out there who are not tabloid fodder.

But I guess anyone can get a little cranky and Loretta has come her time of crankiness in Love Is News. When an especially enterprising reporter gets on board her private plane, she's had it. While reporter Tyrone Power thinks he's scooped his colleagues, Young has an impromptu press conference with the others and announces she's engaged to Tyrone Power.

And then Power as he was in real life becomes the object of a lot of tabloid fodder. His editor is Don Ameche who keeps firing and hiring him back to straighten the mess out. If this were done at Warner Brothers, Love Is News would have been perfect for James Cagney and Pat O'Brien.

Twelve years later Power did a remake of this same film with Gene Tierney. Hard to choose between the two which is better.

Ty is at the beginning of his career and Darryl Zanuck was casting him in all kinds of parts, comedic, adventurous, dramatic. And Power himself was perfecting his screen image.

Best scenes in the film involve small town judge Slim Summerville who Young comes up before for speeding and that sets up a whole bunch of funny situations.

I can see this being remade today, unless Paris Hilton herself wants to star in it.


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