Merrily We Go to Hell


Time Out says

Part voguish 'sophisticated' satire, part domestic melodrama, this film from the Lubitsch era at Paramount is a curious but highly entertaining hybrid. March, a journalist and would-be playwright with a heartbreak in his past and a liking for the bottle, woos and weds Sylvia Sidney's heiress, and we follow their 'matrimony modern style' through better and worse, richer and poorer, sickness and health, up to a dubiously happy ending of which Sirk would have been proud. As befits a film by Hollywood's foremost female 'auteur', all the male characters are hopelessly immature; yet the women rarely transcend movie types.


Release details

78 mins

Cast and crew

Dorothy Arzner
Edwin Justus Mayer
Kent Taylor
Fredric March
Skeets Gallagher
Sylvia Sidney
Esther Howard
Adrienne Allen
Cary Grant
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