Perhaps too black a comedy for its era, Preston Sturges’ second effort after his departure from Paramount did not find much favor with audiences and effectively ended his career as an A-list Hollywood director. But subsequent years have proved kind to what was always a clever concept, originally conceived by Sturges in 1932 but summarily rejected for production at the time. Cut from 127 minutes to 105 after previews, its release was delayed due to scandal involving star Rex Harrison. Remade in 1984 by Howard Zieff.
About Marshall Harvey
Marshall Harvey is a graduate of the film school at Cal Arts. After working on several documentaries, early music videos, and trailers for New World Pictures, he moved into feature films with The Sword and the Sorcerer. He has edited many movies and television productions with director Joe Dante including The ‘burbs, Matinee, The Second Civil War, Small Soldiers and Masters of Horror. Marshall has also done films with directors Steve Miner (Lake Placid), Mick Garris (Riding the Bullet) and has recently worked on Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D.