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    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    Libeled Lady - 1936 screwball Rom Com :)

    So the other night I watched a wonderful gem of a movie, Libeled Lady (1936), staring Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, & Spencer Tracy. (Names listed in order of screen cap/picture below :).

    Its a Screwball Romantic Comedy as only the 1930s can produce! It has a wonderfully convoluted storyline about a rich american heiress (Myrna Loy) who has been slandered by a paper (Spencer Tracy's) and she sues the paper for $5 Million in damages. With the help of William Powell's & Jean Harlow's characters, the various characters scramble about trying to figure out a way to straighten everything out (ideally get the lawsuit dropped) and lead in to the inevitable happy ending as only the 1930s Romantic Comedies can produce.

    It was a fantastic ride that I thoroughly enjoyed. Jean Harlow was in fine form giving as good as she got, slinging back some witty lines to both Spencer Tracy & William Powell. And its always fun to see the chemistry of Powell & Loy in these romantic comedies.

    Hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did!

    Here's some online reviews I found & places to find Additional Info on the movie:

    IMDB ; ;

    The Daleisphere ; Eternal Sunshine of the Logical Mind ; Dr. Marco's High Quality Movie Scans ; The Digital Bits - Barrie Maxwell's Classic Coming Attractions ; DVD Beaver

    (I also got these pics/screen caps from the above sites :).

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