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The Good Fairy (1935)

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In this film, bibulous millionaire Frank Morgan makes a play for usherette Margaret Sullavan, but she fends him off by insisting that a randomly chosen man is her husband. The man chosen at random is attorney Herbert Marshall.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Romance
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Universal

Cast

Margaret Sullavan
as Luisa 'Lu' Ginglebuscher
Herbert Marshall
as Dr. Max Sporum
Frank Morgan
as Konrad
Reginald Owen
as Detlaff, the Waiter
Alan Hale
as Schlapkohl
Beulah Bondi
as Dr. Schultz
Luis Alberni
as Barber
Alan Bridge
as Doorman
Al Bridge
as Doorman
George Davis
as Chauffeur
Hugh O'Connell
as Gas Collector
June Clayworth
as Actress
Eric Blore
as Dr. Metz
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Critic Reviews for The Good Fairy

All Critics (4)

Sturges' gift for blending the sophisticated with the simple, the cynical with the sentimental has rarely been better evidenced than it is here.

Full Review… | March 7, 2012
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lustrous

Full Review… | February 7, 2010
CinePassion

Morgan steals the show as the millionaire, and the rest of the cast performs with vigor.

Full Review… | November 12, 2007
TV Guide

This strange, uncertain film doesn't augur or embody Wyler's subsequent trademarks so much as it calls them into relief through their very absence.

Full Review… | September 25, 2007
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Audience Reviews for The Good Fairy

½

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

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

½

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.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

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.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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