Capital Celluloid 2020 – Day 10: Fri Jan 10

Nothing Sacred (Wellman, 1937): BFI Southbank, 6pm

This 35mm presentation (which also screens on January 5th) is part of the Carole Lombard season at BFI Southbank. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
The definitive Ben Hecht screenplay—about a cynical New York reporter (Fredric March) who turns the case of a small-town girl (Carole Lombard) dying of radiation poisoning into the sob story of the century. Unfortunately, she turns out to be in perfect health. Would that fthe direction were just as definitive; it's the work, alas, of William Wellman, whose grating, rough-edged style gives the comedy a brutal tone. In anomalous Technicolor
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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