The Good Fairy. 1935. USA. Directed by William Wyler. 98 min.
A Broadway hit for Helen Hayes, lavishly reconfigured by Laemmle as a showcase for Universal’s biggest non-horror asset, Margaret Sullavan. William Wyler (who married Sullavan during the production) directs Preston Sturges’s adaptation of Ferenc Molnár’s play about a young Budapest woman who invents a husband to protect herself from a wolfish industrialist (Frank Morgan), only to find that a struggling lawyer with the same name exists (in the form of Herbert Marshall).