Tuesday, January 11, 2011
it is hard to imagine myrna loy other than simply perfect. she had humor, grace, intelligence, and a twinkle in her eye that implied she had a pinch of mischief up her sleeve. she played the ideal wife many times in her long career. 138 screen credits!
in 1932's 'the animal kingdom' she has her beautiful but greedy mitts on the grand actor leslie howard. he loves her, she loves him, but they just don't see marriage through the same eyes. leslie plays an indie publisher uninterested in cow towing to his wealthy dad. his unwillingness to live large mystifies myrna as much as her negligees mystify him.
'the animal kingdom' is pure delight and the cast is tops. trust me.