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Libeled Lady(1936)

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  • Libeled Lady

    • Eric A
    • 3/16/14

    **** Apologies to Ms Harlow

  • Libeled Lady

    • Eric A
    • 3/16/14

    **** Four stars!, Powell,Lombard,Loy,Tracy.

  • When reputations mattered...

    • Susan Wilson
    • 10/5/13

    A gem of the 30's...& these diamonds are not "in the rough." Brilliant dialogue & stars makes for a mega-carat classic.

  • Lots of fun

    • TK
    • 6/20/13

    This is indeed an enjoyable time at the movies. Rapid fire Marx Brothers style gags delivered by four legendary actors, a plot that keeps you guessing, and all the romantic tension you could ask for. An entertaining combination. Drew Barrymore said in her commentary that public scandal is a timeless story line and this film would be a good candidate for a remake. Would there be a cast in Hollywood nowadays that could pull it off? Classics like "Libeled Lady" or "His Girl Friday" relied on actors that could master the timing and delivery. Viewers got every word. Hollywood can't even make a slow paced movie anymore where you can understand everything.

  • Libeled Lady

    • Goetan
    • 6/1/13

    A winning and extremely enjoyable screwball comedy. Harlow, Loy, Powell & Tracy excel at their roles, where none of them over-shadow each other. The snappy dialogue is perfect for it's era and the story is well-paced and unpredictable. An under-rated, hilarious film whose sole Academy Award nomination was for Best Picture. I give it a 4.5/5.

  • Libeled Lady

    • Brian Beaudry
    • 4/6/12

    great movie

  • Libeled Lady

    • Mark Sutch
    • 4/13/11

    ****

  • Supporting role for Harlow

    • Jarrod McDonald
    • 1/10/10

    Although she receives top billing, Jean Harlow's role is not the most prominent one in this picture. That distinction belongs to Myrna Loy who is given more to do and has more screen time. It's really another Powell & Loy film, after the huge success of 'The Thin Man.' Spencer Tracy also has reduced screen time in this story. The four roles are not evenly balanced. Often, Harlow and Tracy are used as a subplot, with the main romantic plot involving Powell and Loy. The father of Loy's character seems to have almost as much screen time as Harlow. The film also lacks an ending. Nothing's been resolved by the final frame of the picture. But what does make this effort stand out are the performances of the actors. And the fishing scene where Powell keeps being pulled into the water provides some great physical comedy.

  • Libeled Lady (1936)

    • Jay
    • 6/8/09

    This is among the best of the classic comedies. What a cast - Powell, Loy, Tracy, Harlow..and the latter is at her wisecracking best. Superb direction and writing, a delight from start to finish. Superb.

  • A four-star comedy...literally

    • Vincent
    • 2/7/08

    Take four legendary stars (plus one of the all-time great supporting actors) at the top of their game, give them a solid script, and you have one of the best comedies of the 1930s. "Libeled Lady" ranks with "Nothing Sacred" and "His Girl Friday" as one of the best newspaper comedies ever, and perhaps the only weak spot is the rather abrupt ending. William Powell (in his career peak year of 1936), Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy and Jean Harlow all interact beautifully, and the always-reliable Walter Connolly (as heiress Loy's wealthy father) is excellent. The script, full of romantic asides, is as pre-Code as post-Code films could get (well, aside from "The Miracle Of Morgan's Creek"), and Powell's scene where he tries to pass himself off as a champion angler is sublime. Simply great stuff that can still draw laughs more than 70 years after it was made.

  • Libeled Lady

    • Mike
    • 12/3/06

    Peak platinum.

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