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THE GREAT ZIEGFELD (1936) 
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Click here for the review of The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Best Picture winner at the 1937 Oscar ceremony.


Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:43 pm
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I'm a little disappointed by the 2.5 stars. I like William Powell, and Myrna Loy is one of my favorite actresses ever. Guess I'll just stick to The Thin Man.


Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:37 pm
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^you should check out the screwball comedy Libeled Lady, with Powell, Loy, Spencer Tracy & Jean Harlow. It lives up to its cast.

All the films in the Powell/Loy box set are worth seeing, but I like 'I Love You Again' the most.


Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:20 pm
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Thanks Calvero, I'll be sure to check them out. What do you think of My Man Godfrey in comparison?


Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:46 pm
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Calvero, have you seen Ziegfield? I'd like to do something like James, that is, all the best picture winners, but then I come across something like this: a 3+ hour musical. Sounds absolutely dreadful to me. Is it?


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Calvero, have you seen Ziegfield? I'd like to do something like James, that is, all the best picture winners, but then I come across something like this: a 3+ hour musical. Sounds absolutely dreadful to me. Is it?


haven't seen it. not a big fan of long movies these days(& I don't think any musical should be over 100 mins) But I do really like William Powell.

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What do you think of My Man Godfrey in comparison?


Love that movie. Gregory La Cava is an underrated director from that era. And I think Lombard may be the best comic actress of all time. Libeled Lady is pretty darn good as well though(& a bit more manic) Harlow was also underrated.


Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:18 pm
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What I've seen of Harlow I don't like; she did not impress me in either Public Enemy or Dinner at Eight. I need to see more of Lombard, but so far I like Loy a lot better. Godfrey is a good film, but not something I'd ever need to see again; I would compare it to The Awful Truth and Holiday in that respect.


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What I've seen of Harlow I don't like; she did not impress me in either Public Enemy or Dinner at Eight


You should see Bombshell, in which she plays a movie star hounded in every way(she even has a stalker) Not sure why this isn't more well known, its hilarious.

I hear Platinum Blonde is great as well.


Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:46 pm
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I love Harlow in Bombshell, Red Dust, Libeled Lady and Dinner at Eight; she's good in Beast of the City, too. She's truly awful in Hell's Angels and as for Public Enemy, my theory is that the director instructed her to play the character like she's had a lobotomy. Fortunately, the rest of the movie is great.

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Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:59 pm
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I'll definitely check out Libeled Lady, but I still say Dinner at Eight is no good. It's a half-baked rip-off of Grand Hotel with the added bonus of Marie Dressler.


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