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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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Trivia

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 »

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When Did You Leave Heaven
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Walter Bullock
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tyrone, loretta and don at their best!
12 April 2004 | by (Mountain View, California) – See all my reviews

this is one of those fast talking reporter movies that makes you laugh a lot-- and wish that you were a reporter...or an heiress. when steve tricks Toni into giving him an interview she tells all the other papers in town that they're engaged to show him what it feels like to be a "public freak". they fight it out throughout the entire movie..trying to outwit the other the whole way. they end up in jail together, in mud puddles, steve gets caught with his pants off and Toni deals with her ex husband, the Count. and of course they fall in love...choosing not to admit it to the other. it's a pretty cute movie if you like romance, comedy, tyrone power, don ameche and/or loretta young.


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