The Good Fairy Reviews

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rubystevens
Super Reviewer
½ December 19, 2010
ridiculously charming early wyler screwball with a cracking script by preston sturges. margaret sullavan never looked more adorable than here. playing an innocent orphan trying to avoid the advances of millionaire frank morgan by lying about her marital state, she picks herbert marshall's name from a phone book and insists he's her husband, leading to much confusion and farce
½ March 14, 2010
79/100. Excellent early William Wyler comedy, his expert direction helps the film greatly. Great cast, Margaret Sullivan is wonderful. fine writing by Preston Sturges, Jane Hinton and Farenc Molnar. The script is very intelligently done. It's very entertaining. Frank Morgan does well in a supporting role.
½ March 14, 2010
79/100. Excellent early William Wyler comedy, his expert direction helps the film greatly. Great cast, Margaret Sullivan is wonderful. fine writing by Preston Sturges, Jane Hinton and Farenc Molnar. The script is very intelligently done. It's very entertaining. Frank Morgan does well in a supporting role.
August 10, 2009
An underrated screwball comedy by William Wyler and Preston Sturges. If you liked Hail the Conquering Hero, or It Happened One Night, this is another in the same vein.
½ December 17, 2008
This film is a delight. Preston Sturges illustrates once again why his dialogue packs punches like no one else's. Layering on itself, and excellently delivered (particularly by Frank Morgan, a verbal deadringer for Eddie Bracken's Norval Jones in 'Morgan Creek'), the exchanges display a wit not often observed in modern Hollywood films. With a story that meets the definition of 'a comedy of errors' to a T, this film is sure to please any fans of screwball comedy.
½ February 13, 2005
Some of the scenes felt rather awkward but overall, the movie works. The actor who plays the Wizard of Oz is in this one and oddly there are apparent references to that movie in this earlier one! Must be coincidental but it's kind of creepy.
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