Directed by Frank Capra • 1931 • United States
Starring Jean Harlow, Robert Williams, Loretta Young
Written to showcase Jean Harlow’s talent and charm, this romantic comedy from director Frank Capra is a glorious spoof of the newspaper business in New York City during the Depression. After marrying socialite Anne Schuyler (Harlow), wisecracking newspaper reporter Stew Smith (Robert Williams) begins to resent having to take a backseat to her and her wealthy family. To his rescue comes Gallagher (Loretta Young), a sympathetic friend and coworker at the newspaper who comforts and consoles Stew and, in true pre-Code fashion, helps him right into her own arms.