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Free Afternoon Movie

Free Afternoon Movie

Tuesday, February 12
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mary J. Benson Branch

Love is in the air ... and everywhere!

February 12   Libeled Lady (1936) 1 hr 38 min.

Warren Haggerty (Spencer Tracy) is the chief editor of the New York Evening Star. He keeps on delaying his marriage with Gladys Benton (Jean Harlow) because of problems his newspapers must face. When a 5 million dollar lawsuit is filed by Connie Allenbury (Myrna Loy) for falsely printing she is a marriage-breaker, he plans a marriage in words only between Gladys and a Casanova, Bill Chandler (William Powell). The goal is to catch Connie alone with a married man.

Nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. When leading lady Jean Harlow was entombed in Glendale's Forest Lawn Cemetery in 1937, she was dressed in the gown she wore in this film. Rumour has it Spencer Tracy and Myrna Loy had an affair during the making of the film.

 

Audience: 
Seniors
Adults