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"This is New York, Skyscraper Champion of the World...Where the Slickers and Know-It-Alls peddle gold bricks to each other...And where Truth, crushed to earth, rises again more phony than a glass eye..." With this jaundiced opening title, scripter Ben Hecht introduces his classic comedy Nothing Sacred. Fredric March plays Wally Cook, a hotshot reporter condemned to writing obituaries because of his unwitting complicity in a fraud. Anxious to get back in the good graces of his editor Oliver Stone (Walter Connolly), Cook pounces on the story of New England girl Hazel Flagg (Carole… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Wellman knew to keep this story short -- it runs just 73 minutes -- and speedy. And yet he understands how to conduct it so that it's more than just breakneck comedy."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The film has been perceived as a satire on yellow journalism due to Hect'd experience. There's a key line in which a NY journalst is told: A Newspaperman? The hand of God reaching down into the mire couldn't elevate one of them to the depth of degradation"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Classically funny Wellman screwball comedy starring wonderful Lombard, equalled by March."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"All time classic satire about media-generated fame"
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"Sophisticated, well-oiled 1930s screwball comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's pretty good, but it ought to be so much better."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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