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Nothing Sacred (1937)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  26 November 1937 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Wally Cook
Charles Winninger ...
Dr. Enoch Downer
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Oliver Stone
Sig Ruman ...
Dr. Emil Eggelhoffer (as Sig Rumann)
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Master of Ceremonies
Troy Brown Sr. ...
Ernest Walker (as Troy Brown)
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
Max Levinsky (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
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Drugstore Lady
Olin Howland ...
Baggage Man
Raymond Scott and His Quintet ...
Novelty Swing Music by (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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26 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La joyeuse suicidée  »

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$1,831,927 (estimated)
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Trivia

Ben Hecht wrote a role for his friend John Barrymore, but David O. Selznick refused to hire Barrymore due to Barrymore's alcohol abuse. Hecht refused to work on any more drafts and quit the film. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Stone: I am sitting here, Mr. Cook, toying with the idea of removing your heart... and stuffing it like an olive!
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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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Soundtracks

"Yankee Doodle: (ca. 1755) (uncredited)
Traditional music of English origin
Arranged by Raymond Scott
Performed by Raymond Scott and His Quintet
Played when Hazel faints
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Not at all what I expected. It's very funny.
26 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Oh my my was this ahead of it's time or what! The funniest thing out of the 30's that you've never heard of. Super quick, non-chalant humor that's indifferent to weather or not you laugh and that makes it so funny (does not force one joke on it's audience and the effect is so humbling that it solidifies the humor.) Plus a lot of improving from a greatly skilled cast. I do mean great, they were all completely on top of their roles.

I was surprised to see such a sharp funny movie from this era, I mean in the type of funny it is. Chock full o gags and easy to watch the whole way through, I don't think there was one thing wrong with this one.


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