Libeled Lady (1936) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Libeled Lady (1936)




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In this film, William Powell and Myrna Loy star as Bill Chandler and Connie Allenbury. She's an heiress, while he's a former newspaper man. Bill is enlisted by his ex-boss to get the goods on Connie, who turns around and sues the paper for libel.

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Myrna Loy
as Connie Allenbury
William Powell
as Bill Chandler
Spencer Tracy
as Warren Haggerty
Walter Connolly
as Allenbury
Cora Witherspoon
as Mrs. Burns-Norvell
E.E. Clive
as Fishing Instructor
Spencer Charters
as Magistrate McCall
Greta Meyer
as Connie's Maid
Hal K. Dawson
as Harvey Allen
Fred Graham
as Press Man
Selmer Jackson
as Adams, Editor of Washington Chronicle
William Newell
as Divorce Detective
Duke York
as Taxi Driver
Pat West
as Detective
Wally Maher
as Photographer
Pinky Parker
as Photographer
Harry Lash
as Photographer
Pat Somerset
as Photographer
Selmar Jackson
as Adams, Editor of Washington Chronicle
Libby Taylor
as Tiny, Gladys' Maid
Eric Lonsdale
as Reporter
Olaf Hytten
as Reporter
Eddie Shubert
as Mac, the Circulation Editor
Thomas Pogue
as Minister
Myra Marsh
as Secretary
Hattie McDaniel
as Maid in Hall
Howard Hickman
as Cable Editor
Nick Thompson
as Hot Dog Stand Man
Inez Palange
as Fortune Teller
Harry C. Bradley
as Justice of Peace
Bodil Rosing
as Wife of Justice of Peace
Robin Adair
as Palmer, the English Reporter
Charles Croker King
as Charles Archibald, the Lawyer
Sherry Hall
as Denver Courier Editor
Alphonse Martell
as Table Captain
Eric Wilton
as Steward on Dock
Jay Eaton
as Dance Extra
Ralph Brooks
as Dance Extra
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Critic Reviews for Libeled Lady

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

More intriguing for behind-the-scenes gossip than its rather familiar screwball comedy machinations.

March 3, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Earns its keep simply for the moment when Loy, expecting Powell to describe her eyes in gushing terms, is instead startled when he remarks that they look like "angry marbles."

November 27, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Perplexing marital arrangements neatly unknot themselves into satisfactory, insinuated agreements.

July 27, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

A four-ace cast in a scrambled-couple farce.

May 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Four bright stars (Myrna Loy, William Powell, Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy) in a picture that gives them lots of chance to shine.

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The tone remains upbeat despite all the dodgy dealings, making this a cheery and entertaining film throughout.

February 22, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Libeled Lady


Altho billed with Harlow as the star don't t be fooled. Powell and Loy had already struck box office gold 2 years previously with The Thin Man and so this is really their movie, the studio cashing in on their undenible chemistry together. Harlow and Tracy are only second bananas in this poor second cousin to a screwball comedy. Harlow is in fact wasted as a shrew while Tracy fares only a little better as a foil to Powell. Ultimately a disappointment though.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

right up there with the classic screwball comedies. no idea why it isn't more well known. scenes between powell and tracy are pure gold

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

I can't seem to remember much about this movie right now, and reading the synopsis just confused me more. Obviously I gave it four stars, so I enjoyed it, but I'll have to see it again to see why.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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