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 the 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; with Walter Connolly, Charles Winninger, Margaret Hamilton, Monty Woolley, John Qualen, and Hattie McDaniel (1937). 75 min.