Merrily we go to hell (Dorothy Arzner, 1932)
Who's in it: Fredric March + Sylvia Sidney + George Irving (+ Cary Grant)
What it's about: A heiress (Sidney) marries an alcoholic jerk (March)...
The good: this film —in charge of the only woman director during the "Golden Age"...how cool is that?— was very good overall; Sidney was a great actress and she carries the movie very well, showing the opposed feelings of her character: on one hand she really loves the guy and she tries to help him, but on the other that love is humiliating her and making her suffer; March is great as the alcoholic husband (just like in "A star is born") and he's so handsome (I never said these are serious reviews, lol); George Irving is very good as the worried father of the bride :)
The movie has some shocking scenes, that look very modern (Sylvia's character watching her husband kissing another woman surrounded by drunk idiots). The ending is very emotive.
The bad: if you haven't noticed, I hated March's character, so it was a bit painful to see how forgiving was Sylvia with him again and again; Cary Grant appears too little as the heiress' party partner.
Should I see it? Yes.