Nothing Sacred 1937 PG

6.00PM Wed 3 Jun 2020 (1hr 17mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

‘The word “cynical” describes any William A. Wellman comedy, but none more than this satire, written by that most biting of scenarists, Ben Hecht.  As modern mass culture hits its stride, the press gains more and more power (while using it less and less judiciously).  To wit, scamming reporter March chances upon a public relations gold mine when he meets a small-town beauty supposedly dying of radium poisoning. The press hype builds her into a national heroine, except the diagnosis is a little off.  It's screwball comedy on ice.’ UCLA

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 77 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: WILLIAM A WELLMAN / SCRIPT: BEN HECHT, JAMES STREET / CINEMATOGRAPHER: W HOWARD GREENE / EDITOR: JAMES E NEWCOM / PROD CO: SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PICTURES / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MK2 / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP