Directed by William A. Wellman • 1937 • United States
Starring Fredric March, Carole Lombard, Charles Winninger
He’s an unscrupulous newspaperman eager to exploit the story of a young woman’s death by radium poisoning. She knows she’s not really dying but can’t pass up a free trip to New York with all the trimmings. Carole Lombard and Fredric March costar in this black-comedy classic nimbly directed by William A. Wellman. Taking caustic aim at how tabloid journalism feeds the morbid curiosity of a scandal-hungry public, Ben Hecht’s sharply satirical screenplay remains as fresh and biting as ever.