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Nothing Sacred (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 November 1937 (USA)
An eccentric woman learns she is not dying of radium poisoning as earlier assumed, but when she meets a reporter looking for a story, she feigns sickness again for her own profit.

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Novelty Swing Orchestra (as Raymond Scott and his Quintette)
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Hazel Flagg of Warsaw, Vermont receives the news that her terminal case of radium poisoning from a workplace incident was a complete misdiagnosis with mixed emotions. She is happy not to be dying, but she, who has never traveled the world, was going to use the money paid to her by her factory to go to New York in style. She believes her dreams can still be realized when Wally Cook arrives in town. He is a New York reporter with the Morning Star newspaper. He believes that Hazel's valiant struggle concerning her impending death is just the type of story he needs to resurrect his name within reporting circles after a recent story he wrote led to scandal and a major demotion at the newspaper. He proposes to take Hazel to New York both to report on her story but also to provide her with a grand farewell to life. She accepts. Wally's story results in Hazel becoming the toast of New York. In spending time together, Wally and Hazel fall in love. Hazel not only has to figure out what to do ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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26 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La joyeuse suicidée  »

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$1,831,927 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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When this film was re-released in 1945 by Film Classics, it was not deemed important enough to be reprinted in Technicolor and so prints were struck in the less expensive and far inferior Cinecolor process and this was the only way it was to be seen for the next 40 years, until the Technicolor restoration in the 1980s. See more »

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Dr. Enoch Downer: Take your stockings off!
Hazel Flagg: You're the doctor, take 'em off yourself.
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Crazy Credits

Each of the stars' names are shown on a title card set beside a plaster caricature. The rest of the cast have caricatures alongside their names in the credits. See more »

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Massa's in de Cold, Cold Ground
(1852) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung a cappella by Charles Winninger
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A great satire
26 July 2004 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

Some of the recent comments are wholly unjust to this movie. The point of the film is to make fun of phony sentimentalism, sanctimonious posturing, and the general tendency of the media to put profit ahead of grace, dignity, and the simple truth. Carole Lombard is not only beautiful, but an exceedingly talented actress (in this and everything else she did). The writing cuts to the bone, exposing hypocrisy in all its forms. The film is as fresh today, and is as relevant to the culture, as it was when it was made. As for the notion that a movie made in 1937 offends someone's sense of what is politically correct in 2004, and therefore deserves criticism, give me a break.


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