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As potent today as it was when released in 1937, this classic screwball satire stars Carole Lombard as Hazel Flagg, the small-town girl who mistakenly believes she's dying of radium poisoning. Sensing a great human interest story that will tug the public's heartstrings and help sell newspapers, exploitative journalist Wally Cook (Fredric March) brings Hazel to New York City and turns her into a media darling. Wally's callous strategy takes a sudden turn when he starts having feelings for the vulnerable Hazel. Filmed in early three-strip Technicolor and scripted by Ben Hecht and James H. Street, this sharp comedy still sizzles with its cynical take on media profiteering, and the matching of Lombard and March is unforgettably entertaining. First time ever on Blu-ray!
MASTERED IN 1080P HD FROM AN ORIGINAL 35MM NITRATE PRINT. THIS IS THE ONLY VERSION OF THE OF THE ORIGINAL FILM AUTHORIZED FOR RELEASE FROM THE ESTATE OF DAVID O. SELZNICK
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Originally produced by Selznick International and distributed through United Artists, this satirical, sharp and snotty comedy is about the newspaper business in New York. And how, in a series of accidents, the newspaper promotes a dying girl on their pages who isn't really dying!
This film, along with "My Man Godfrey" and "Twentieth Century" is the best comedy Carole Lombard ever made. Fredric March also shines as the reporter. The supporting cast includes two of the best character actors of the 1930's, Walter Connolly and Charles Winninger. They're both hysterical. Look for Margaret Hamilton, Hattie McDaniel, and Frank Fay featured in a small parts too.
Ben Hecht was responsible for the screenplay, and the lush, Gershwin-esque music was composed by Oscar Levant. There's even a hot swing number by the Raymond Scott Quintette.
For my money, this was one of the 5 funniest films of the 1930's and it's great to finally get a superior quality print of it on DVD.
This DVD (or Blu Ray) is an absolute must-have.
Back in December 2003, a spectacularly restored print of Nothing Sacred struck from the original three strip camera negatives was shown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The clarity was pristine and the technicolor just popped off of the screen. For the life of me, I do not understand why such an inferior existing print was utilized to produce the recently released blu-ray. Love the movie and adore Carole. However, the quality of the disc left a lot to be desired.
Back before cable TV, if you wanted to watch an on-the-air TV station that was located quite far away, you got a very grainy TV picture. That's exactly how this DVD looks.
I guess I can't fault the seller because I ordered a new DVD. I can't expect the seller to open a new DVD and watch it for a few seconds. The actual DVD itself arrived new and in perfect physical condition.
But the manufacturer is very definitely responsible. There's no way that they didn't know about the horrible picture!
One more thing: This DVD doesn't come in a regular DVD jewel case. It comes in a thin cardboard sleeve. That, in itself,
doesn't matter to me.