My 100 favourite films. Entry #12: Libeled Lady.

Libeled Lady (1936)
directed by Jack Conway
starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow and Spencer Tracy
country: USA
genre: Comedy / Romance

Visuals: 6
Writing: 7
number of films William Powell and Myrna Loy starred in together: 14

This movie isn't very exciting visually, and while the writing is good, it's certainly does have the snap of the Thin Man films or the wit of His Girl Friday. But it's got great actors. William Powell is smarmy and dryly hilarious, Myrna Loy is sharp as a tack and Jean Harlow is just cute. All in all, it's an enjoyable film with a number of great moments, such as when Powell pratfalls his way through a river or when he tells Myrna Loy she's too fragile to be touched. Oh, William Powell, you're my hero. You and Fletch.


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