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.

2 comments:

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

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

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