Libeled Lady
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Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, and William Powell star in this crackling screwball comedy about a cut-throat newspaper editor's scheme to prevent a libel suit that ends up exploding in everybody's face. Tracy plays Warren Haggerty, the managing editor of a newspaper that mistakenly prints a story declaring the rich Connie Allenbury (Myrna Loy) has stolen away another woman's husband. Connie retaliates by suing the paper for $5 million. This happens right before Warren is about to marry his fiancee Gladys (Jean Harlow). As he has done several times in the past, Warren delays the wedding… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"A charming cast, headed by Tracy, Harlow, William Powell and Myrna Loy, elevates this screwball comedy, a typically glossy MGM fare of the Depression era."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"More intriguing for behind-the-scenes gossip than its rather familiar screwball comedy machinations."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"Earns its keep simply for the moment when Loy, expecting Powell to describe her eyes in gushing terms, is instead startled when he remarks that they look like "angry marbles.""
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"All-star cast of MGM regulars William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, and Jean Harlow."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The actors are game but the hijinks are too stilted and tame by today's standards."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Classic screwball farce. Not as funny as it might be, but worthwhile."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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