IA #8: Nothing Sacred (1937)

 Nothing Sacred (1937) on IMDb

In this Technicolor screwball comedy, the first filmed in color, Carole Lombard stars as a woman who learns she is no longer dying of radium poisoning but doesn’t want to return the money she’d been paid for her story. Nothing Sacred is also the story of unscrupulous newspaper men, a theme from screenwriter Ben Hecht that was featured in another of his movies in the top ten of the Internet Archive Top 100.

Lombard was the screwball queen, and it’s nice that we got to see her at least once in color before her death in 1942 in an airplane crash while returning from a war bond tour. Enjoy her here in one of the best movies you can watch and download for free.