Nothing Sacred (1937 Color Comedy, Drama, Fantasy film) ( Carole Lombard and Fredric March)

An eccentric woman learns she is not dying of radium poisoning as earlier assumed, but when she meets a reporter looking for a story, she feigns sickness again for her own profit. Nothing Sacred is an American Technicolor screwball comedy film directed in 1937 by William A. Wellman, produced by David O. Selznick, and starring Carole Lombard and Fredric March with a supporting cast featuring Charles Winninger and Walter Connolly. Ben Hecht was credited with the screenplay based on the 1937 story “Letter to the Editor” by James H. Street, and an array of additional writers, including Ring Lardner Jr., Budd Schulberg, Dorothy Parker, Sidney Howard, Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman and Robert Carson made uncredited contributions. The lush, Gershwinesque music score was by Oscar Levant, with additional music by Alfred Newman and Max Steiner and a swing number by Raymond Scott’s Quintette. The film was shot in Technicolor by W. Howard Greene and edited by James E. Newcom, and was a Selznick International Pictures production distributed by United Artists. The film’s opening credits feature distinctive caricatures of the leading actors, as 3d-figurines, and creative artists, as 2d-cartoons, by Sam Berman.[2] This was Lombard’s only Technicolor film. She stated that this film was one of her personal favorites. Cast Carole Lombard as Hazel Flagg Fredric March as Wally Cook Charles Winninger as Dr. Enoch Downer Walter Connolly as Oliver Stone Sig Ruman as Dr. Emil Eggelhoffer (as Sig Rumann) Frank Fay as Master of Ceremonies Troy Brown as Ernest Walker Maxie Rosenbloom as Max Levinsky Margaret Hamilton as Warsaw, Vermont Drugstore Lady Hattie McDaniel as Mrs. Walker Olin Howland as Will Bull Raymond Scott as Musical Leader John Qualen as Fireman George Chandler as photographer (uncredited)

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