Hazel Flagg, a woman from a small town in Vermont, learns that she was misdiagnosed with terminal radium poisoning. After she finds out, a reporter from the big city arrives to do a story on how she is dealing with her impending demise. Romance and comedy ensue. Starring Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger
This is screwball comedy at its finest. Small-town Hazel is lured into deception by the call from the big city newspaper wanting to tell her story. Seizing her chance, she heads off to New York and into the capable hands of reporter Charles Winninger. As the embellished story continues to grow, so do her feelings for Charles, and she seeks a way out of the increasingly intricate web of deceit. In their own, comical way, the two find a way out of the mess.
I thoroughly enjoyed this charming film. In some ways, it reminded me of the over-sensationalized stars of our day, and the quest to discern what is and isn’t true about them. What I especially appreciated about this film is the honest representation of love that is so rare in films. This is worth a watch.