Review: ‘Laughter’

Douglas Doty and Harry D'Arrast skeletonized a dandy scenario. Donald Ogden Stewart brightened it up with dialog. Fredric March makes it brilliant with playing. March steals the picture.

Douglas Doty and Harry D’Arrast skeletonized a dandy scenario. Donald Ogden Stewart brightened it up with dialog. Fredric March makes it brilliant with playing. March steals the picture.

Laughter has its drama in a suicide and again in a girl’s desire to leave wealth, to gamble with the irresponsible composer she fell in love with in Paris, just before her marriage, to go to gaiety and mingle with laughs. The girl is Nancy Carroll and the composer March.

Hugely enjoyable entertainment, with plenty of comedy.

Laughter

Production

Paramount. Director Harry D'Arrast; Screenplay Douglas Doty, Harry D'Arrast, Donald Ogden Stewart; Camera George Folsey; Editor Helene Turner

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1930. Running time: 85 MIN.

With

Nancy Carroll Fredric March Frank Morgan Glenn Anders Diane Ellis Leonard Carey
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