The Writers


This is such an unusual film. Before you see the characters introduced, you see the writers introduced on the screen - 10 of them! They are, according to the titles on the screen, ten of the most famous writers in the world. Zane Grey is the only writer whose name I recognized, along with that of a woman whose first name is vina.

It's unusual that the writers would be featured in a film before the action even starts.

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In 1933, Liberty Magazine commissioned “ten of the world’s greatest authors” to write separate chapters for a ten-part serial, which was then turned into a screenplay. The result is an episodic film about a woman accused of killing her ex-lover, complete with a 3-day cruise to nowhere and a mock trial. Rather silly, it’s a fun showcase for Paramount’s rising stars Nancy Carroll and Cary Grant.

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