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Love Is News (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 26 February 1937 (USA)
Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement.

Director:

Tay Garnett

Writers:

Harry Tugend (screenplay), Jack Yellen (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyrone Power ... Steve Leyton
Loretta Young ... Tony Gateson
Don Ameche ... Martin J. Canavan
Slim Summerville ... Judge Hart
Dudley Digges ... Cyrus Jeffrey
Walter Catlett ... Eddie Johnson
Pauline Moore ... Lois Westcott
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Flaherty
Stepin Fetchit ... Penrod
George Sanders ... Count Andre de Guyon
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Egbert Eggleston
Frank Conroy ... A.G. Findlay
Edwin Maxwell ... Kenyon
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... Joe Brady
Julius Tannen ... Logan
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Storyline

When a crafty reporter uses false pretenses to get a story out of heiress Tony Gateson, she turns the tables on him, telling the press that she's engaged to him and that she's given him a million dollar dowry. Suddenly he's on the front page and every salesman is at his doorstep. He loses his job and a day later asks her to call off the ruse; she tricks him again and the publicity continues. She stays cheerful and resourceful through a series of misadventures that has him alternately back on his job and fired. Meanwhile, a count who's her ex-fiancé shows up in New York, and maybe that marriage is back on. Can an heiress be a human being, and can a reporter get a scoop? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor y periodismo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Remade years later as That Wonderful Urge (1948). Tyrone Power also starred in this version in much the same role as before. His co-stars were Gene Tierney (in the Loretta Young role), and Reginald Gardiner (in the George Sanders role). See more »

Quotes

Steve Leyton: [to Martin Canavan as both are laughing] Remember the last time you tore up my contract and gave me a new one?
Steve Leyton: [still laughing] Remember what I told you to do with it?
Steve Leyton: [laughing even louder] Well, if you're not too tired, do it again!
[they both continue to laugh hysterically]
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Remade as That Wonderful Urge (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is News
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Lew Pollack
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Sung during the opening credits by an unidentified singer
Played a few times in the score
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Very Funny
24 May 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Love is News (1937)

*** (out of 4)

Loretta Young plays a millionaire with a strong hatred of the press who she feels is constantly telling lies on her. One reporter (Tyrone Power) is the most guilty with his lies but Young plans on getting even by announcing to the world that they're going to be married. This way the reporter will know what it's like to be in the spotlight all the time. I read a couple negative reviews of this film but I thought they were way too hard on the film, which I found to be incredibly entertaining throughout with some terrific laughs from the cast. Young is my favorite actress and she delivers another strong performance here as she really captures that society girl image and delivers great comic timing. Power also comes off terrific as does Don Ameche in his role as Power's editor. The two men are constantly battling over the headlines and their comic timing together is wonderful and adds many laughs. Power also works great with Young and the two deliver the laughs as well as the romantic angle. George Sanders has a small role as Young's ex-fiancé. The film runs 78-minutes and there are very few scenes that don't work. The screwball antics are all very funny and the entire situation just makes for some wonderful laughs. One of the highlights is a scene in the bar where Power and another reporter are playing checkers on the floor with whiskey and beer.


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