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.

Director:

William A. Wellman

Writers:

Ben Hecht (screen play), James Street (suggested by a story by) (as James H. Street)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carole Lombard ... Hazel Flagg
Fredric March ... Wally Cook
Charles Winninger ... Dr. Enoch Downer
Walter Connolly ... Oliver Stone
Sig Ruman ... Dr. Emil Eggelhoffer (as Sig Rumann)
Frank Fay ... Master of Ceremonies
Troy Brown Sr. Troy Brown Sr. ... Ernest Walker (as Troy Brown)
Maxie Rosenbloom ... Max Levinsky
Margaret Hamilton ... Vermont Drugstore Lady
Olin Howland ... Vermont Baggage Man
Raymond Scott and His Quintet Raymond Scott and His Quintet ... Novelty Swing Orchestra (as Raymond Scott and his Quintette)
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Storyline

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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Boy Makes Girl Make Fool of New York in the Tenderest, Toughest Romance Ever Told! (Print Ad- Deseret News, ((Salt Lake City, Utah)) 4 December 1937) See more »


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French visa # 2576 See more »

Goofs

From inside the plane they were flying in, Wally Cook (Fredric March) and Hazel Flagg (Carole Lombard) would have been able to read the sky-written message stating 'Hello Hazel' welcoming her to New York, but it would have been viewed backwards to anyone on the ground below, the presumed audience for it. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Stone: Doctor, I wanna know the worst. I don't want you to spare our feelings... but we go to press in 15 minutes.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a Cinecolor version "In Color". The credit for Natalie Kalmus as Technicolor Consultant is missing from this version. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1930s (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh du lieber Augustin
(1679) (uncredited)
Music by Marx Augustin
Arranged by Raymond Scott
Performed by Raymond Scott and His Quintet
Played for Katinka sequence
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Nothing Scared
11 March 2013 | by t-covinoSee all my reviews

A very witty comedy based in new york and the life of a reporter who seems to be coming up short. He can only get the job of writing obituaries in the paper and he is contanstantly trying to get back on his editors good side.It is a very good screwball comedy with romance as well as very good comedy through witty lines and funny actions by the characters.There's is a bit of a twist in the story when the main character realizes what is really going on but has to make a choice due to the fact he has fallen for the girl who is supposed to be his story.The musical part by Oscar Levant both mocks and celebrates the musical style that was being used during that time period.It is also possible to view in color because it was shot in technicolor so you can see what new york looked like back in the 30's which is pretty interesting.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nothing Sacred See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura Hills, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,831,927 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,765
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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