Friday, July 29, 2011
Third Finger, Left Hand(1940).
Third Finger, Left Hand(1940). Romantic comedy film. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard. With Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Walburn, Lee Bowman.
Editor of a fashion magazine, Margot Sherwood Merrick, thinks it best to pretend that she is married, to fend off suitors and jealous wives. Of course her plans backfire when she meets Jeff Thompson, who falls in love with her. After finding out the truth, Jeff decides to get even with her by pretending to be her estranged husband and moves into Margot's home with her family. Margot asks Philip Booth, the magazine's attorney, for his help. He is also in love with Margot, and has plans of his own to win Margot's heart.
This is a cute comedy, with good acting by Loy and Douglas. One the interesting characters of this film is the train porter Sam, played by Ernest Whitman.
In 1938, she starred in the film, Merrily We Live and as girl detective Nancy Drew in the film, Nancy Drew, Detective. The Nancy Drew film success led to three sequels from 1938 to 1939, including Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939). As a young adult, she was once again cast in supporting roles, Now, Voyager (1942), and two Andy Hardy films with Mickey Rooney, Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944) and Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946). She is also remembered for her starring role in the film, Hitler's Children (1943). Her career began to fade by the mid-1940s.
She performed in the film version of, The Lone Ranger(1956), and made her final screen performance in a cameo role in, The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981).