Sunday, January 8, 2017

Movie Review: Libeled Lady (1936)

Continuing my tradition of rating old movies both for the fashions and for their quality as movies.

Movie:  8 (on a scale of -10 to 10).  A wealthy young lady brings a libel suit against a newspaper, and the newspaperman attempts to fight the suit by hiring a man to marry the newspaperman's fiance and  woo the young lady.  Hijinks ensue.  I mean, it's got William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Jean Harlow all at the height of their powers.  What more do you need to know?

Fashions:  9 (on a scale of 1 to 10).  Two female leads, everyone's wealthy, and social situations keep coming up that require everyone to wear fancy dresses.  Pretty great, if you ask me.

In short:  Yeah, you should watch this one.


  1. I also enjoy watching older films for the fashion,simplistic plots, and (sometimes) great acting. Thanks for posting these reviews.

  2. Have you ever been to the Turner Classic Movie Festival held every spring in Hollywood? Our family loves to go.