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Fools for Scandal (1938) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Mervyn LeRoy and Jack L. Warner.

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FOOLS FOR SCANDAL

By Dan Day, Jr. on Jun 18, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Yesterday TCM showed FOOLS FOR SCANDAL, a 1938 romantic comedy made by Warner Bros. which starred Carole Lombard. Lombard happens to be my favorite actress of all time, and FOOLS FOR SCANDAL was a film that I had never seen. I own a number of books about Lombard, and every single one of them refers... Read full article


Fools for Scandal

By BG Voita on Nov 14, 2014 From Classic Reel Girl

The real scandal may have nothing to do with them. I love Carole Lombard, Paris, quick witty dialogue, and light fluffy comedies. When I saw Fools for Scandal (1938) come across my Facebook feed, promising all of the above, I thought I had a sure winner. DVR set to record. Unfortunately this movie... Read full article


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Of the songs written for this film by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, only one would be sung on screen, "There's a Boy in Harlem," vocalized by Jeni Le Gon and The Three Brown Sisters, accompanied by Les Hite and His Orchestra. "Food for Scandal" (the working title of this feature) served as rhyming patter between Carole Lombard and Fernand Gravey (plus some whistling done by Mr. Gravey alone). Heard in the picture as background music, "How Can You Forget?" was revived in 1958, complete with a Benny Goodman arrangement, for a Broadway play, "The World of Suzie Wong." Three tunes submitted by Rodgers and Hart for the feature were discarded: "Let's Sing About Nothing," "Love Knows Best" and "Once I Was Young." According to Richard Rodgers in "Musical Stages: An Autobiography," published in 1975, the songwriters became aware of the fate of their score when they went to see the picture.
Warner Bros. originally planned to shoot this movie in Technicolor.
After completing this film, producer-director Mervyn LeRoy moved from Warner Bros. to MGM. He would return to Warners to take over directing Mister Roberts from John Ford. The last credited association between Warners and Mr. LeRoy would be for his producing and directing Mary, Mary.
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