If You Could Only Cook (1935) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by William A. Seiter and produced by Everett Riskin.
120 "SCREWBALL" YEARS OF JEAN ARTHUR BLOGATHON: If You Could Only Cook, 1935on Oct 15, 2020 From Caftan Woman
Virginia of The Wonderful World of Cinema is hosting the 120 Screwball Years of Jean Arthur Blogathon. The October 15 - 17 tribute to the beloved actress begins HERE. James Buchanan: "Now if you could only cook."Joan Hawthorne: "Oh, I can cook. I'm a marvelous cook. ... Can you butle?"Mike Rossini ... Read full article
If You Could Only Cook (1935)By Beatrice on May 20, 2013 From Flickers in Time
If You Could Only Cook Directed by William A. Sieter 1935/USA Columia Pictures Corporation First viewing In this pleasant romantic comedy, Jim Buchanan (Herbert Marshall), a young automobile magnate, is soon to wed a gold-digging socialite. ?His innovative designs are being rejected by the Board o... Read full article
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 26, 1941 with Herbert Marshall reprising his film role.
In order to cash in on Frank Capra's popularity in England, Columbia pictures released this film in London as "A Frank Capra production, produced by Frank Capra." Capra who had never even seen the film was furious. This led to a bitter year-long dispute between the head of Columbia Harry Cohn, and Capra (who sued Columbia for libel). It almost cost Cohn his job and almost resulted in Capra leaving the studio. It was resolved when Cohn relented and promised to buy for Capra, the rights to the play "You Can't Take It with You" for $200,000, and pay him some back salary if he would drop the suit. And Capra did.
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