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Whipsaw (1935) Poster

(1935)

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MGM executive E.J. Mannix chastised cinematographer James Wong Howe for filming Myrna Loy with mussy hair when she awakens at John Qualen's house, since MGM spent millions glamorizing their star. The scene is in the Turner library print.
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Originally planned as another William Powell and Myrna Loy pairing, but Powell was unavailable.
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Original title: "Unexpected Bride".
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According to studio records, this film did very well at the box office and earned MGM a profit of $404,000 ($7.1M in 2016).
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One of three feature films starring Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy.
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The £100,000 (or $500,000) value of the pearls would be the equivalent of nearly $8.8M in 2016.
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The title is never explained. A whipsaw is a two-man saw used in the lumbering business.
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 6 December 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Wednesday 5 February 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6); in New York City it first aired 31 February 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 29 March 1960 on KGO (Channel 7).
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In Season 2,episode 2 ("Whiplash") of Sanford and Son - Fred references Whipsaw and reenacts a brief scene.
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