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Love is News
     

Love is News

Director: Tay Garnett, Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Don Ameche

Cast: Tay Garnett, Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Don Ameche

 
Slightly reminiscent of Frank Capra's Platinum Blonde (31), this screwball comedy features those two stalwarts of 1930s comedies: The brash reporter and the giddy heiress. Tyrone Power is the reporter, who makes his living writing about the foibles of the idle rich. His special target is heiress Loretta Young, the daughter of an influential financier (Dudley

Overview

Slightly reminiscent of Frank Capra's Platinum Blonde (31), this screwball comedy features those two stalwarts of 1930s comedies: The brash reporter and the giddy heiress. Tyrone Power is the reporter, who makes his living writing about the foibles of the idle rich. His special target is heiress Loretta Young, the daughter of an influential financier (Dudley Digges). Young gets even by announcing her engagement to Power; now it's his turn to have his every movement scrutinized by the Public. Both reporter and heiress connive to embarrass one another, but (as expected) they're headed for the altar at fadeout time. Love is News was remade in 1949 as That Wonderful Urge, with Tyrone Power reprising his role and Gene Tierney in the Loretta Young part.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
An enjoyable screwball comedy that owes a lot to It Happened One Night, Love Is News is a little piece of fluff but is quite enjoyable. As was the case with the aforementioned Capra classic (and so many other films of the period), Love deals with a madcap heiress, which means that there's plenty of high society settings for fun and, because it also deals with a newspaperman, plenty of not-so-high-society settings that are still more impressive than those one would find in real life. It's all a fantasy, and why not? Beautiful people like Tyrone Power and Loretta Young simply belong in beautiful surroundings. The screenwriters keep the silly plot complications coming and supply more than enough snappy lines and surefire situations to keep the story peppering along. Tay Garnett's direction isn't up to Capra level, but it's more than enough to keep Love sloating amiably along. Power is aces as the anything-for-a-story newshound. Youngis not quite so well suited to her ditzy heiress role, but she has the talent and the timing to pull it off. And Don Ameche is perfect as the editor that keeps Power coming and going. Not a classic, but a great deal of fun.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2012
UPC:
0024543810599
Original Release:
1937
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Mod
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:17:00
Sales rank:
15,950

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tyrone Power Steven Leyton
Loretta Young Tony Gateson
Don Ameche Marty Canavan
George "Slim" Summerville Judge Hart
Dudley Digges Cyrus Jeffrey
Walter Catlett Eddie Johnson
George Sanders Count Andre de Guyon
Jane Darwell Mrs. Flaherty
Stepin Fetchit Penrod
Pauline Moore Lois Westcott
Elisha Cook Egbert Eggleston
Frank Conroy A.G. Findlay
Edwin Maxwell Kenyon
Charles Williams Joe Brady
Julius Tannen Logan
George Humbert Mike Allegretti
Frederick Burton J.D. Jones
Charles Coleman Bevins
Paul McVey Alvord
Carol Tevis Tessie
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson Actor
Sam Ash Tailor
Herbert Ashley Gateman
Lynn Bari Secretary
Jack Baxley Deputy
Wade Boteler Actor
A.S. Byron Actor
Jack Byron Actor
Eddy Chandler Cop
Dorothy Christy Girl
Davison Clark Foreman of Print Shop
Edward Cooper Butler
Alan Davis Pilot
Edgar Dearing Motorcycle Officer
Harry Depp Actor
John Dilson Clerk
Art Dupuis Tony's Chauffeur
Dot Farley Bits
Sid Fields Actor
Antonio Filauri Head Waiter
Dick French Actor
Carlton Elliott Griffin Desk Man
Sherry Hall Actor
Harry Hayden Actor
Gladden James Actor
Fred Kelsey Actor
Leonard Kibrick Newsboy
Charles King Actor
Joe Marba Carpenter
Etta McDaniel Actor
Bruce Mitchell Actor
Jack Mulhall Yacht Salesman
Paddy O'Flynn Salesman
Ted Offenbecker Copy Boy
Richard Powell Insurance Salesman
Arthur Rankin Actor
Larry Steers Actor
Charles Tannen Actor
Maidel Turner Dowager
Emmett Vogan Actor
Harry Watson Actor
Lillian West Maid in Tony's Bathroom
Ray Johnson Actor
Babe Green Actor

Technical Credits
Tay Garnett Director
David Buttolph Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Earl Carroll Producer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Irene Morra Editor
Ernest Palmer Cinematographer
Royer Costumes/Costume Designer
Frederick Stephani Original Story
Rudolph Sternad Art Director
Harry Tugend Screenwriter
Harold Wilson Producer
Jack Yellen Screenwriter

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