It's entertaining, has a lot of light, pleasing comedy and carries a cast that's tops. Robert Williams is a very likable character as a reporter who marries himself off to a snobbish society frail, and he plays it like a champ. Always displaying a fine screen presence and manner, Williams quickly ingratiates himself.
Louise Closser Hale
It’s entertaining, has a lot of light, pleasing comedy and carries a cast that’s tops. Robert Williams is a very likable character as a reporter who marries himself off to a snobbish society frail, and he plays it like a champ. Always displaying a fine screen presence and manner, Williams quickly ingratiates himself.
The newspaper background is prominent, and for once its 100% natural. The managing editor (Edmund Breese) with his hollering, swearing, affability and pride is aces.
The picture is with Williams all the way. It gives him a great break, and a pip scene, when after marrying the snooty plat (Jean Harlow) he renounces the whole gang in stiff language, taking ozone with the sob sister who all along has wanted it that way. Loretta Young runs third on footage and is somewhat missed.
Columbia. Director Frank Capra; Screenplay Jo Swerling, Dorothy Howell, Robert Riskin; Camera Joseph Walker; Editor Gene Milford
(B&W) Extract of a review from 1931. Running time: 82 MIN.
Louise Closser Hale
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