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Thursday, July 24, 2008

EVELYN PRENTICE (1934)


After MANHATTAN MELODRAMA, Myrna Loy & William Powell co-starred in 12 more pics, but this third outing ill suits them. Powell’s a high-powered defense attorney with no time for his wife (Loy) or child (an insufferable Cora Sue Collins), but he does have time for glam defendants like the debuting Rosalind Russell. Loy finds out and flirts with a smoothie conman who is really out to trap her in a blackmail scam. Loy accidentally shoots the creep and then his old flame takes the rap! Naturally, Powell takes on the hopeless case and manages enough somersaults in ethics & logic to get everyone off the hook. Loy certainly looks swell, but you feel her discomfort assaying Norma Shearer/Joan Crawford turf. William K. Howard had just helmed the elegant & imaginative Jerome Kern musical, THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE @ M-G-M, but he can’t do much with this one.

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