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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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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 fianc?e 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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Quotes from

Magistrate: Well I hope you'll be very happy and don't forget to invite me to your silver anniversary.
Gladys: It'll have to be in the next six weeks!

Mr. Allenbury: That man is a first class angler!
Connie Allenbury: If he's first class, I'm traveling steerage.

Gladys: The things I do for that newspaper!

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Facts about

Jean Harlow and William Powell were a couple at the time the film was made. She desperately wanted the part of Connie Allenbury (Myrna Loy's role) so that she and Powell's character would end up together. The director and MGM execs would not heed her demand, however. They always intended on the film being another Powell/Loy vehicle and knew that audiences wanted Powell and Loy to end up together in their films. Harlow was very disappointed but had already signed on to the film and had no choice but to play the role of Gladys Benton. In the end, she liked the film and agreed that she was more suited to the role of Gladys.
The fifth of fourteen films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy.
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.
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