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Year
1936
Runtime
98 min.
Director
Jack Conway
Genres
Romance, Comedy
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
4,531
Checks
1,044
Favs
116
Dislikes
9
Favs/checks
11.1% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. ymmv's avatar

    ymmv

    One of my favorite screwball comedies. I'd rate it right at the top, next to My Man Godfrey. 8 years 4 months ago
  2. vladdy's avatar

    vladdy

    See this one. It's much better than its lack of fame would lead you to believe. 8 years 5 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    In Libeled Lady, Myrna Loy is a coy heiress suing a newspaper for defamation, so they send her old Thin Man co-star William Powell after her so she can get caught stealing another woman's husband and lose all credibility. Powell even gets married to the editor's girlfriend to make it real, and to make the situation more ridiculous, she falls for him, he falls for the heiress, and on it goes. Loy and Powell are of course great together, and though her character is as sharp as barbed wire, this is a much sweeter relationship than their more famous pairing. As a result, perhaps, the dialog isn't as sharp as you'd want it, and the plot seems to angle for gross convenience to resolve its climax, but then doesn't quite, so I'll give it a pass. Quite charming. 1 year 1 month ago
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In 2 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #34 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #67 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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