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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)
Frank Fay ...
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)  »

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$1,831,927 (estimated)
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Finnish video censorship certificate # T-21592 delivered on 9-9-1993. See more »

Quotes

Wally Cook: You mean to say you stood there and let me beat a defenseless woman?
Oliver Stone: I did, Mr. Cook.
Wally Cook: Where's your sense of chivalry?
Oliver Stone: My chivalry? Aren't you just a trifle confused, Mr. Cook? You hit her!
Wally Cook: That's entirely different! I love her!
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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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Music by Kerry Mills
Arranged by Raymond Scott
Performed by Raymond Scott and His Quintet
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A classic! Lombard shines!
23 October 2000 | by (pa usa) – See all my reviews

An unscrupulous reporter takes advantage of a small town girl's supposed imminent death in order to manipulate the public and gain more sales. Lombard however is not that imminent to death and she turns the tables and takes advantage of the situation. Plays as well today as more than sixty years later which proves that while the people may have changed the media stays the same. A good biting satire. on a scale of one to ten..8


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