Screen Test of Time, Ep. 67: Libeled Lady
Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually, the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
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Start with It Happened One Night as the foundation, add William Powell and Myrna Loy back on their witty repartee from The Thin Man, and top with Spencer Tracy and Jean Harlow, and you seemingly have a recipe for success, right? Libeled Lady has all the ingredients to make a tasty romantic comedy, but the different elements never quite gel, with a bizarre twist ending that makes for a deeply unsatisfying dish.
Year Eligible: 1936 (Nominated)
Additional audio from Libeled Lady (1936)