(William Wellman, 1937). Ben Hecht cooked up one of the most sparking scripts in 30s screwball comedy for this Carole Lombard vehicle in which she’s a small-town girl diagnosed with a deadly disease who is turned into a national heroine by a newspaper circulation stunt. This classic is only 75 minutes long—in those days they knew how to cut the crap.
Fri., Nov. 28, 1:15, 4:45 & 8:15 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 29, 1:15, 4:45 & 8:15 p.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 19, 2008