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Libeled Lady (1936) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Jack Conway and produced by Lawrence Weingarten.

Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

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Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
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Libeled Lady (1936) (2)

on Apr 2, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

One of my first reviews gets a reprint due to Film Class Wednesdays.  This review doesn’t do it justice, but my thoughts never wavered. Libeled Lady is of my favorite movies in recent years, and cements my affection for William Powell.  They don’t make screwball comedies like this, and I... Read full article


Libeled Lady ( 1936 ) - A Behind-the-Scenes Look

By The Metzinger Sisters on Sep 22, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Every ace reporter wants a good story, one that is ripe with human interest and a fair amount of juice. But a really good reporter avoids the pulp. Sometimes, in the haste of chasing a scoop they squeeze a lemon and then they find the aftertaste to be quite bitter. Warren Haggerty ( Spencer Tracy ) ... Read full article


Libeled Lady (1936) (1)

By Beatrice on Jul 20, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Libeled Lady Directed by Jack Conway 1936/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing Gladys: Did you change your insurance? Four of MGM’s biggest stars shine in this newspaper comedy. Managing editor Haggerty (Spencer Tracy) stands up his fiancée Gladys (Jean Harlow) at the altar for the umpteen... Read full article


Dynamic Duos Blogathon: Libeled Lady (1936)

By Duke Mantee on Jul 14, 2013 From Spoilers

Two of my favorite bloggers, Aurora of Once Upon a Screen and Annmarie of Classic Movie Hub Blog are teaming up to host a blogathon on Dynamic Duos, and this post is my contribution. Libeled Lady features four of MGM’s top-grossing stars of that time: Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, and Will... Read full article


LIVE FROM THE TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL DAY 2: “Libeled Lady,” “Notorious,” Hollywood Home Movies, “It,” “A Foreign Affair”

By Lara on Apr 27, 2013 From Backlots

Day 2 of the TCM Classic Film Festival got underway early this morning with screenings beginning at the 9:00 hour. Libeled Lady, my screening choice for this time block, began not long thereafter at 9:30, and this was one of the events I was most looking forward to. Libeled Lady is a read crowd-plea... Read full article


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Bill Chandler: I thought that was rather clever of me.
Connie Allenbury: Yes, I thought you thought so.


Connie Allenbury: You can't build a life on hate, or a marriage on spite. Marriage is too important. Mine only lasted an hour, but... I know.


Gladys: The things I do for that newspaper!


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When leading lady Jean Harlow was entombed in Glendale's Forest Lawn Cemetery in 1937, she was dressed in the gown she wore in this film.
Just before production started, studio head Louis B. Mayer gave Jean Harlow a $5,000 bonus, primarily in recognition of the surprising profits on her previous film, Suzy, which had brought in three times its cost.
Reportedly, while shooting the movie, the four stars had become close friends, and William Powell even gave up his old habit of hiding out in his dressing room between scenes so he could join in the fun with the rest of the cast. One of the biggest jokes was a running gag Spencer Tracy played on Myrna Loy, claiming that she had broken his heart with her recent marriage to producer Arthur Hornblow Jr. He even set up an "I Hate Hornblow" table in the studio commissary, reserved for men who claimed to have been jilted by Loy.
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