This is a screwball comedy about a young woman named Hazel Flagg (Carole Lombard) from a small town of Warsaw, Vermont is supposedly dying of radium poisoning. Wally Cook (Fredric March), a New York newspaper reporter writes a series of stories about her; the readers learn about Hazel and they get caught up with this story. Emotions run high, sympathy flows, and soon Hazel becomes the toast of New York.
When a team of doctors examine Hazel, the truth comes out; she is not dying, the situation becomes a farce, and may cost Wally his job; by this time Hazel is in love with Wally. Therefore instead of hurting his career, she decides to fake her suicide by drowning during a cruise trip. Wally rush to save her but only to be saved by Hazel, because he can't swim. There are some fine moments in the movie, my favorites are; the fight scene between Wally and Hazel when he tries to give her symptoms of pneumonia to cover up his misreporting. The entire scene is completely offbeat, and hilarious. Secondly, when Hazel in a fireman's hat rescues Wally in the drowning scene; disaster turns into laughter. Carole Lombard offers outstanding performance as an innocent small town girl caught between love and pride; small town and big city. She is not only beautiful but adorable as a helpless girl from a rural town.
Max Rosenbloom, a well known boxer at that time has a cameo role and gives Hazel boxing lessons to prepare her for her fight scene with Wally. Ben Hecht adapted this story from a letter published in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan by James Street, and the movie was produced by David Selznick. It was later revealed that Hecht wanted John Barrymore to be casted for the film, but David Selznick refused, since Barrymore was a confirmed alcoholic.