Saturday, August 12, 2017

Libeled Lady

Libeled Lady (1936) is a screwball comedy starring Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy. These kinds of comedies aren't really my thing, but this is cute enough.

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The New York Times says,
A sardonic comedy, with slapstick smudges and a liberal bedaubing of farce, it takes several freedoms with the press, liberties with the statutes and jousts at justice—all in the merriest of moods. And offhand we can think of a dozen reasons why you should find it a thoroughly agreeable entertainment.
Slant Magazine gives it 2 out of 4 stars and concludes, "It’s a laidback actor’s showcase where they remain kind of charming, kind of fun—even when the movie surrounding them is just kind of lukewarm." Rotten Tomatoes has a critics rating of 82%.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for including the link where I read the plot as I couldn't open the trailer ๐Ÿ˜. The storyline seems to be quite farcical so many twists and turns that I had to read it twice to keep up ... lol! Have a lovely weekend! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Twists and turns is right lol It's fast moving!

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  2. I love the old screwball comedies! Even used to watch all the musicals and the war movies and the old monster movies. Anything in black and white. :)

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    1. I like black and white movies, too! They made a lot of watchable movies back then.

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