A Girl with Ideas (1937)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Girl with Ideas was Universal Pictures' version of MGM's matchless Libeled Lady. Wendy Barrie plays a society girl miffed at the bad press she's been getting in a local newspaper. Unable to convince publisher Walter Pidgeon to cease and desist, Barrie takes her case to court. She wins not only the case but the newspaper itself, whereupon Pidgeon uses his sneakiest journalistic wiles to force new editor Kent Taylor into bankruptcy. Though plainly derivative of earlier heiress vs. editor epics, Girl with Ideas was praised for its originality by contemporary critics.

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libel, newspaper, kidnapping, lawsuit, socialite, publisher, scheme, business-rivalry, father, owner, secrets, courtroom, fake