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Crazy comedy at its best
on 28 October 2001
After a slightly slow start, this makes you laugh as much as any film in its genre.
Carole Lombard, at the height of her quickfire-comedic powers,as hicksville wannabe groomed for stardom by Broadway tyrant John Barrymore dominate a fast moving crazy-comedy classic.
Barrymore reminds us how he might really once have been Broadway's greatest Hamlet with a splendidly controlled 'over the top' performance as Oscar Jaffe, Broadway impresario, allegedly based on Jed Leland, as were Olivier's Richard III and Disney's Big Bad Wolf.
A roster of familiar faces from other 30's/40's comedies complement a splendid cast, as well as the best stock situations you expect from these films.
Barely room to laugh, especially if you know theater types.