Nothing Sacred
Nothing Sacred (1937)

"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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 23, 1997
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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

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Emanuel Levy

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

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Steve Crum

Classically funny Wellman screwball comedy starring wonderful Lombard, equalled by March.

Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

All time classic satire about media-generated fame

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sophisticated, well-oiled 1930s screwball comedy.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's pretty good, but it ought to be so much better.

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Apeneck Fletcher
Ben Hecht was as smart a writer as they come, his work notable chiefly for his cynical but humorous bite, a jaded, crusty, hardboiled view of humanity tinged… More
Stephen M
Not only was <I>Nothing Sacred</I> the first Technicolor screwball comedy, it's also the only colour movie Carole Lombard ever made, so it… More
Spencer S.
Another thirties' screwball comedy from the ubiquitous and always entertaining Carole Lombard, there isn't too much hilarity ensuing in this film… More
Stella Dallas
great cynical screwball comedy starring the loveliest and most elegant comedienne of any era, ms carole lombard
AJ Verser
Although the romantic side of this movie is predictable, the comedy is good, and the story is interesting. It's not the best movie, but still pretty… More
John Ballantine
Lots of great laughs that continue to pack their punch.