Nothing Sacred details
|Starring:||Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Walter Connolly, Charles Winninger|
|Director:||William A. Wellman|
|Run time:||1 hour 17 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Way Ahead Of Its TimeBy Lighthouse (113 reviews) from BRIGHTON , 21 Feb 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]There are certain things you expect from a sophisticated comedy of this era. Script will be sharp,dialogue delivered at machine gun pace and the acting hammy but fun. Well with this film you have all that and alot more. The script is very modern in places. Some of the one liners are almost missed because of the speed of the delivery. The set pieces are amusing with several laugh out loud moments. Some of the shots with the stars talking while their faces are hidden by tree trunks,flowers etc remind you of up to date, tongue in cheek comedy.
So a film way ahead of its time. If you are a fan of this era or of Carole Lombard then this is pure joy. If you are stuck for something to watch one wet Sunday afternoon try this. It may be dated but it is way ahead of its time.
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Fine Screwball comedyBy a customer , 07 Aug 2013I have always loved the genre, but had never seen or heard anything about this one until very recently. It's good too, unusually in colour, and Carole Lombard is excellent in the lead role. Perhaps not the very best of the genre, but certainly worth discovering for its considerable merits.
wonderfully cynical script with an edge of bitternessBy RamoneofIlford (32 reviews) from Ilford , 10 Mar 2013A wonderfully cynical script with an edge of bitterness to it at times is the major selling point for this film. Surprisingly, Lombard and March are a little wooden and disinterested throughout. Slightly better performances from them would have made this a must see. As it is, it's worth a look, but not something to put to the top of your priority list.
brilliant classicBy cheesekake (1501 reviews) from uk , 14 Feb 2013anyone who loves the classic, tongue in cheek kinda films will love this. Its defo one that is timeless and so watch-able
CLASSY FLUFFBy a customer , 02 Jun 2011Highly-amusing picture of Western world cynicism and the humanitarianism that appears as naivety, but the print quality leaves an awful lot to be desired.
Slight but seriousBy Cato (774 reviews) from Lydbury North , 07 Apr 2007A rather slight film about a serious subject, i.e. pretending to be terminally ill in order to experience the delights of being feted in New York. Of course the press is the big bad organisation behind it all, and, would you believe it, things haven't changed in seventy years. Carole Lombard (looking amazingly like Madonna I thought) gives a great performance as the small town girl who wants to experience the big time, however dubiously, and Fredric March is the reporter who falls for her not inconsiderable charms. As I said, a film to elicit mixed responses.