Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Oct 11, 1940 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Review by Hans J. Wollstein

To be perfectly honest, Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas are not quite as vibrant as Loy and William Powell used to be. That said, there are several very funny exchanges in this polite comedy, and Douglas is, of course, splendid as his usual glib self. Loy, on the other hand, seems slightly subdued this time around, which is odd because she plays a high-powered businesswoman who is supposed to know exactly what she wants. Until, of course, Douglas makes his humorous entrance. Everything works out exactly as you assumed it would all along, but before you get from point A to point B, Loy is offered the rare occasion to try on a Brooklyn accent -- just to upset the overbearing Douglas of course -- and the scene remains the film's funniest.