Loy and Powell. From madcap comedy to melodrama: made for each other.
Fans know them as the champagne set of sleuthing: Nick and Nora Charles of The Thin Man movies. But the class acts don't end here. Manhattan Melodrama, Loy and Powell's first screen pairing, showcases an on-screen magic that also sparks the tense courtroom thriller Evelyn Prentice. Comedies, however - urbane to insane - were the duo's mainstays, and this set has three of their bubbliest. In Double Wedding, Loy doesn't want her sister to wd Bohemian Powell. Any guess who does? A clunk to the head convinces fuddy-duddy Powell he's a con ma - and Loy finds her changed hubby appealing in I Love You Again. And the loopiness gets loopier when Powell pretends he's off his rocker to stop Loy's divorce proceedings in Love Crazy. Classic craziness!