The Good Fairy (1935)

Rated NR 97 minutes 2035

Margaret Sullavan graduates from a girl's orphanage to an usherette's job at a Budapest movie theatre. Bibulous millionaire Frank Morgan makes a play for Margaret, but she keeps him at arm's length by picking a name from the phone book and insists that that's the name of her husband. The man chosen at random is attorney Herbert Marshall, who can't understand why Morgan has taken a sudden interest in him. Morgan offers Marshall a huge contract in hopes that Margaret will be exchanged, but the truth comes out to everyone's satisfaction. Adapted from a Ferenc Molnar play by Preston Sturges (who added a hilarious movie-within-a-movie in which the stars emote by speaking in one-syllable sentences), Good Fairy was remade as the Deanna Durbin vehicle I'll Be Yours (47).~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Film Credits

Director: William Wyler

Writer: Jane Hinton and Ferenc Molnár

Cast: Margaret Sullavan, Herbert Marshall, Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen and Eric Blore

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