The Good Fairy (1935) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Good Fairy (1935)




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In this film, bibulous millionaire Frank Morgan makes a play for usherette Margaret Sullavan, but she fends him off by insisting that a randomly chosen man is her husband. The man chosen at random is attorney Herbert Marshall.


Margaret Sullavan
as Luisa 'Lu' Ginglebuscher
Herbert Marshall
as Dr. Max Sporum
Reginald Owen
as Detlaff, the Waiter
Alan Hale
as Schlapkohl
Beulah Bondi
as Dr. Schultz
Alan Bridge
as Doorman
Al Bridge
as Doorman
George Davis
as Chauffeur
Hugh O'Connell
as Gas Collector
Eric Blore
as Dr. Metz
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Critic Reviews for The Good Fairy

All Critics (7)

It's the rapid-fire dialogue, tripping over words, stuttering, mixing up phrases, nonsensical prattling, and poppycock metaphors that make this comedy so uniquely enjoyable.

July 27, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Margaret Sullavan [is] really captivating in this light version of the Molnar play.

April 16, 2020 | Full Review…

The Good Fairy is a wickedly innocent little anecdote which delicately avoids giving offense.

October 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Sturges' gift for blending the sophisticated with the simple, the cynical with the sentimental has rarely been better evidenced than it is here.

March 7, 2012 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…


February 7, 2010 | Full Review…

Morgan steals the show as the millionaire, and the rest of the cast performs with vigor.

November 12, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Good Fairy


ridiculously charming early wyler screwball with a cracking script by preston sturges. margaret sullavan never looked more adorable than here. playing an innocent orphan trying to avoid the advances of millionaire frank morgan by lying about her marital state, she picks herbert marshall's name from a phone book and insists he's her husband, leading to much confusion and farce

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