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Libeled Lady

Libeled Lady(1936)

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According to contemporary news items, Lionel Barrymore was originally cast in the role taken over by Walter Connolly. A pre-release news item in Hollywood Reporter lists Mickey Rentschler, Dickie Walters and Mickey Kuhn as children in the cast, but their participation in the completed film has not been confirmed. According to another news items in Hollywood Reporter, Jean Harlow was forced to stay out of the production for ten days due to a severe case of sunburn poisoning, and portions of the film were shot on location in Sonora, CA. Libeled Lady was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Picture Category and was one of the top twenty box-office successes of the year. The film was remade by M-G-M in 1946 under the title Easy to Wed, directed by Edward Buzzell and starring Van Johnson, Esther Williams, Keenan Wynn, and Lucille Ball.