Love Before Breakfast (1936)

WALTER LANG

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB

USA, 1936.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by , from the novel Spinster Dinner by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by .  

Carole Lombard is engaged to a boring fuddy-duddy but keeps finding herself in the way of caddish .  This isn’t surprising considering he is her fiance’s boss and constantly finds ways to assign her intended to jobs outside the country and away from his lady love. Lombard is crazy about the rake, but she doesn’t find out about it until the final reel (and it happens hilariously on an unfortunate boat cruise). Up until that point this breezy comedy is just an excuse for her to be her fabulously funny self while wearing gorgeous Travis Banton gowns. The movie won’t bowl you over, but watching this scintillating star in action is always a treat.

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