Saturday, November 8, 2014
LIBELED LADY (1936)
The idea for the movie is brilliant but when you throw in not one, not two, not three but four of the greatest stars of silver screen plus the amazing Walter Connolly as Loy's protective father then you have yourself a surefire screwball classic! Quick pace that never slows down, wonderful chemistry between the leads, funny lines, hilarious physical comedy, Loy and Harlow are both beautiful. I've revisited this film many times over the years and I still laugh each time. William Powell is especially great. His yodel when he walks into to Loy's mansion is hysterical. Highly recommended.
Five years later, in 1941, Jack Conway directed another Loy/Powell classic LOVE CRAZY which is almost as funny as LIBELED LADY.