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Libeled lady (1936) (import)
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Dutch Release - Audio : English / German / Spanish - Subtitles : English / Dutch / German / French / Spanish ( optional ) hearing impaired : English / German - black / white - bonus : Promotional Radiospot "Leo is on the Air "
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The film has an excellent cast. I think William Powell steals the acting honours but that is just opinion. Jean Harlow has some fantastic outfits - check out those fluffy sleeves! - and the sets are great. The film is funny with an enjoyable cast that breeze through this easy-going film.
Sometimes the dialogue can be delivered in that slightly too rapid fashion but it is never irritating. The ending is all rather convenient but so what. I also think it would have been funnier and created more tension between Bill and Heggarty if Bill had suggested that he marry Gladys instead of Heggarty. Poor Gladys has continually had her wedding day scuppered by Heggarty's dedication to his newspaper. Bill could have really added insult to injury by suggesting the idea of himself marrying Gladys. I never quite knew how the film would end with both Gladys and Connie falling for Bill and I found this added an extra dimension of interest to the story. As the story progresses, we see Gladys and Bill getting more and more friendly.
The film transports you into another time - black and white film world - and it's great being there.
Haggerty comes up with a brilliant plan to stop the suit. He hires ladies man Bill Chandler (William Powell) to marry Gladys then turn around and sweep Connie off her feet. That way, the story in the paper will be true and Connie will have to drop her suit. Will it work? Or will complications overwhelm everyone involved?
I had never even heard of this comedy until my boss started raving about it. And he was right; it was very enjoyable. Once the premise is set up, you are in for some fun times. The plot didn't quite go as I thought it would from the start, which drew me into the story. As it progressed, I got more caught up in the complications. There is a fishing scene that is absolutely hysterical. The ending was a bit rushed and, honestly, not completely believable. But it works.
I think what really got me were the characters. While I never did really warm up to Haggerty, I loved the other three. All the actors did a superb job bringing them to life. They provided a spark that kept me entertained even in the slower early scenes.
As others have noted, this DVD release is disappointing with way too much dust and defects in the picture. The sound is fine, however.
Overlook the poor DVD, however, because this film is definitely worth watching. You'll laugh as you get caught in the tangle.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Whatever film they're in, Myrna Lot and William Powell are wonderful to watch. The big surprise for me was how engaging Jean Harlow also was.Published 6 months ago by Elisabeth Grant
Some hilarious moments in this irresistible screwball competently directed by Jack Conway. Lacks the polish of some of the top-notch directors' output but the script and the great... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mario
Libeled Lady, (1936). This Oscar-nominated classic screwball comedy/romance is a brisk 98 minute, black and white film directed by Jack Conway. Read morePublished on 2 July 2013 by Stephanie De Pue
The reason I bought the dvd was Jean Harlow.She was great, and it is a pity that she died so young.
Although not great the film is entertaining enough and I shall watch it... Read more
This was not Jean Harlow's last movie, but it is her best. There are definite signs that her studios are waking up to the fact that she is a much more rounded character (no pun... Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2013 by Stephen