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Nothing Sacred (1937)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1937

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77 mins – view video trailer

DirectorWilliam A. Wellman
StarringCarole LombardFredric MarchCharles Winninger

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

IMDB 7.5 / Amazon 3.9 / 70% tomatometer

Oscars: none

Hazel Flagg of Warsaw, Vermont receives the news that her terminal case of radium poisoning from a workplace incident was a complete misdiagnosis with mixed emotions. She is happy not to be dying, but she, who has never traveled the world, was going to use the money paid to her by her factory to go to New York in style. She believes her dreams can still be realized when Wally Cook arrives in town. He is a New York reporter with the Morning Star newspaper. He believes that Hazel’s valiant struggle concerning her impending death is just the type of story he needs to resurrect his name within reporting circles after a recent story he wrote led to scandal and a major demotion at the newspaper. IMDB 7.5 rating from over 3,842 users

Nothing Sacred remains one of the best comedies of the thirties or indeed of any era. Amazon 3.9 stars from over 46 users

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 Lombard), who is reportedly dying from radiation poisoning. Actually, Hazel isn’t dying at all; she’s been misdiagnosed by Moscow’s eternally drunk doctor (Charles Winninger). But when Cook offers to take her on an all-expenses-paid trip to New York in exchange for her exclusive story, it’s too good an offer to pass up. Rotten Tomatoes 70% audience rating

MRQE: over 19 reviews

Check it out for free from Madison Public Library – it also is part of the Comedy Kings 50 Movie Pack

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