Synopsis by Sally Barber
The life of the alluring Myrna Loy is commemorated in this documentary film profile. At the end of the silent film era, Myrna Loy launched her career as a femme fatale. "Talkies" recast her as the witty, professional woman Nora Charles opposite William Powell in six Thin Man movies. Her career peaked in 1936, when she was named "queen of the movies" (and Clark Gable the king) in a nationwide poll. The Hollywood enchantress was one of MGM's brightest stars and continued to make movies until 1981. By the time of her death in 1993, Loy had appeared in a remarkable 129 motion pictures.