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Love Is News (1937)

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Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement.

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Mrs. Flaherty
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Count Andre de Guyon
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A.G. Findlay
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Joe Brady
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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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Lon Chaney's role as an uncredited newsman is nowhere to be found in current prints. His scenes may have been cut prior to release. See more »

Quotes

Steve Leyton: [amazed as Johnson downs mug after mug of beer] Where do you store it all?
Eddie Johnson: Got my big hoes on.
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Remade as Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943) See more »

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The Man on the Flying Trapeze
(1867) (uncredited)
Music by Gaston Lyle
Lyrics by George Leybourne
Sung a cappella by Tyrone Power
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Very Funny
24 May 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Love is News (1937)

*** (out of 4)

Loretta Young plays a millionaire with a strong hatred of the press who she feels is constantly telling lies on her. One reporter (Tyrone Power) is the most guilty with his lies but Young plans on getting even by announcing to the world that they're going to be married. This way the reporter will know what it's like to be in the spotlight all the time. I read a couple negative reviews of this film but I thought they were way too hard on the film, which I found to be incredibly entertaining throughout with some terrific laughs from the cast. Young is my favorite actress and she delivers another strong performance here as she really captures that society girl image and delivers great comic timing. Power also comes off terrific as does Don Ameche in his role as Power's editor. The two men are constantly battling over the headlines and their comic timing together is wonderful and adds many laughs. Power also works great with Young and the two deliver the laughs as well as the romantic angle. George Sanders has a small role as Young's ex-fiancé. The film runs 78-minutes and there are very few scenes that don't work. The screwball antics are all very funny and the entire situation just makes for some wonderful laughs. One of the highlights is a scene in the bar where Power and another reporter are playing checkers on the floor with whiskey and beer.


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