Libeled Lady

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Libeled Lady ★★★? 1936

A fast, complicated screwball masterwork. Newspaper editor Warren Haggerty (Tracy) prints an erroneous story that heiress Connie Allenbury (Loy) is after a married man. Connie sues and in order to defuse the lawsuit, Warren comes up with an elaborate scheme (certain to backfire) that involves his own fiancee Galdys (Harlow) and recently fired reporter Bill (Powell). Remade in 1946 as “Easy to Wed.” 98m/B VHS, DVD . Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Jean Harlow, William Powell, Walter Connolly, Charley Grapewin, Cora Witherspoon, E.E. Clive, Charles Trowbridge, Dennis O'Keefe, Hattie McDaniel; D: Jack Conway; W: George Oppenheimer, Howard Emmett Rogers, Maurine Watkins; C: Norbert Brodine; M: William Axt.