Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Made for Each Other (1939)

Made for Each Other (1939). Drama. D: John Cromwell. Cast: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn, Lucile Watson, Alma Kruger, Esther Dale, Ward Bond and Louise Beavers.

The story begins when, a young New York attorney John Mason marries Jane, soon after meeting, which disappoints his boss, Judge Doolittle and his mother who had both hoped that John would marry the bosses daughter.

Soon after, their honeymoon is delayed by a court case, the newlyweds move into their new apartment and invite John's disproving mother to live with them. Things do not get any easier when, John is unfairly passed over for a partnership in Doolittle's law firm.

After, baby John is born, financial pressure builds and Jane wants her husband to ask for a raise, but the judge beats him to the punch, by asking him into accept a twenty-five percent pay cut. Jane, is forced to go back to work causing problems between John and Jane. Leaving all the housework for the very unhappy mother-in-law.

On New Year's Eve, the couple have reached the end of their rope and they decide to separate. When Jane calls home to check on the baby she learns that her son has come down with phenomena. When the baby, arrives to the hospital by ambulance, they are told that the baby may die,  if he does not receive a special serum. The only place where the doctors can locate the serum is in Salt Lake City, which is snowed in by a blizzard.

Desperate, John turns to Judge Doolittle, who offers the five thousand dollars to pay the pilot, Conway, to deliver the medicine. The storm turns deadly and Conway has to parachute out of his plane before it crashes, breaking his leg. Will the medicine make it in time to save the baby?

Even though, Carole Lombard is known for comedy, she plays her part very seriously, which shows her versatility. Stewart, is equally as good..

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Lucile Watson (May 27, 1879 – June 24, 1962),  first film role was in the 1916 silent film, The Girl with Green Eyes. She did not appear in another movie until 1930, when she had an uncredited role in, The Royal Family of Broadway.

Watson was primarily a stage actress, starring in such plays as Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines, Heartbreak House, Ghosts, The Importance of Being Earnest and Pride and Prejudice.

Lucile reached the height of her adult acting career in, Watch on the Rhine on Broadway in 1941.

Two years later in Hollywood, she and Lukas reprised their roles in the film adaptation.

In perhaps her best known film role, Lucile Watson's performance as 'Mrs. Fanny Farrelly' was also acknowledged with a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, but she lost to actress, Katina Paxinou for her performance as Pilar in, For Whom the Bell Tolls.

1 comment:

  1. I've been looking for an old movie to end my Friday with. Looks like I'll be watching this.




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