Nov. 8, 2008, 5:03 a.m. CST
The film about the internet before the internet?
Nov. 8, 2008, 5:25 a.m. CST
I'm exhausted just reading it!
Nov. 8, 2008, 7:36 a.m. CST
by Frank Reynolds
I'm trying to watch every Best Picture nominee ever. This was one of them, so I just saw it recently myself. Between this film, ARROWSMITH, and THE GREAT ZIEGFELD, I think I've fallen in love with Myrna Loy.
Nov. 8, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST
by King Vulture
Check out LOVE CRAZY & I LOVE YOU AGAIN, they are both as good as Libeled Lady. DOUBLE WEDDING is probably the least of their films together.
Nov. 8, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST
Myrna Loy was the high-class hottie of her era. Kind of a like a wittier (and, let's be honest, less buxom) Leelee Sobieski.
Nov. 8, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST
I've only seen the first "Thin Man" film, and would like to hear Quint's take on it and its sequels. I'm now going to scour the earth for both "Love Crazy" and "I Love You Again", thanks King Vulture.
Nov. 8, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST
"The Mask of Fu Manchu" as Karloff's daughter...she's the bees knees, I'm just sayin'.
Nov. 8, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST
You'll certainly enjoy those classics. But, due to this column, I look forward to checking out Libeled Lady now. Thanks Quint!
Nov. 8, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST
Back in college, a friend who knew that I liked the chemistry on the early seasons of MOONLIGHTING pushed some VHS tapes of the entire THIN MAN series into my hands and it was love at first sight for Loy and the films themselves. <br> By the way, the only bad Powell/Loy pairing is EVELYN PRENTICE which is a dour melodrama.
Nov. 8, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST
Young or old, she was always hot, funny and a joy to watch. A great actress, especially opposite William Powell. Check out "The Best Years of Our Lives," one of her best films following WWII.
Nov. 8, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST
by vroom socko
Quint, you are going to LOVE the Thin Man movies. Powell and Loy have the single greatest chemistry in the history of cinema. Until you get to those, I'm just going to have to look forward to two favorites of mine in the coming week: Orient Express, which is an ensamble dream, and El Dorado, which rocks. C'mon, John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, AND James Caan? How can it not rock?
Nov. 9, 2008, 12:34 a.m. CST
i got you on 12 chairs...figured i would try another...god, the studio system was great wasnt it? made real movie stars...we dont have movie stars anymore...just actors...harlow and loy were fucking hot, because they were strong, intelligent women....
Nov. 9, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST
I watched Libeled Lady about 6 months ago and loved it. You have to see the Thin Man series! it is amazing. I watched My Man Gofrey last night.. another good Powell movie. I think he is one of the greatest actors of that time. So much is made of Cary Grant and I love him but I think Powell is even more interesting. Why don't they make movies like these anymore? Can no one in Hollywood write witty scripts? Anyway..love this column.Yes it is the best on the site.
Nov. 9, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST
by King Vulture
the fishing scene in Libeled Lady served as inspiration for the film "My Favorite Sport" which had great chemistry between it's two leads Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss that was reminiscent of Powell and Loy. Hudson was more known for his pairings with Doris Day but this film is better than any of those. If you want to see some great classic romantic comedies, here's a list of films I haven't yet mentioned: 1. Teacher's Pet (Clark Gable and Doris Day) 2. Bringing up Baby (Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant) 3. Father Goose (Cary Grant and Leslie Caron) 4. Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer (Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and a teenaged Shirley Temple) 5. Any Wednesday (Jane Fonda and Jason Robards) 6. Monkey Business (Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe) Here's a couple of dramas you may not know about: 1. The Well (a 1950's film on race relations as powerful in it's own way as "To Kill a Mockingbird") 2. They Shoot Horses Don't They? (Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin)