Nothing Sacred

This classic screwball comedy stars Carole Lombard as Hazel Flagg, a small-town girl who’s dying of radiation poisoning. Recognizing the kind of story that sells newspapers, reporter Wally Cook (Fredric March) whisks Hazel off to New York City and turns her into a media sensation. Wally’s self-serving plan becomes more complicated when he starts falling for Hazel. Pioneering three-strip Technicolor and smartly written by Ben Hecht and James H. Street, Nothing Sacred is a sophisticated comedy brilliantly taking on the media’s tendency to put profit before dignity and the simple truth.