The Good FairyDirector: William Wyler
Margaret Sullavan graduates from a girl's orphanage to an usherette's job at a Budapest movie theatre. Bibulous millionaire Frank Morgan makes a play for Margaret, but she keeps him at arm's length by picking a name from the phone book and insists that that's the name of her husband. The man chosen at random is attorney Herbert Marshall, who can't understand why Morgan has taken a sudden interest in him. Morgan offers Marshall a huge contract in hopes that Margaret will be "exchanged," but the truth comes out to everyone's satisfaction. Adapted from a Ferenc Molnar play by Preston Sturges (who added a hilarious movie-within-a-movie in which the "stars" emote by speaking in one-syllable sentences), Good Fairy was remade as the Deanna Durbin vehicle I'll Be Yours (47).
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Cast & Crew
|Margaret Sullavan||Luisa "Lu" Ginglebusher|
|Herbert Marshall||Dr. Max Sporum|
|Beulah Bondi||Dr. Schultz|
|Eric Blore||Dr. Metz|
|Hugh O'Connell||Gas Collector|
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This movie is a hidden gem of the 30s. It deserves way more attention. The acting and screenplay are both excellent. Watch this film!