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Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy team up for an Oscar nominated entry in the screwball comedy genre in Jack Conway’s Libeled Lady (1936).
Also starring adorable Walter Connelly as Loy’s millionaire father, the plot revolves around a newspaper that prints a story about a rich heiress (Loy) who is supposedly a home wrecker. When the story breaks and the paper is up for a libel suit, newspaperman (Tracy) puts his marriage on hold to Harlow and hires Powell to set up Loy and prove that the fabricated story is true. The results are hilarious, the stars never better and it proved to be one of the best comedies of the Thirties. Steve Hayes