CINEMA _ The actresses are always good when playing for Dorothy Arzner. So is Sylvia Sidney here, as beautiful as ever. March is convincing as a drunkard (he even reminded me of "The lost week-end"). You can see it all coming but still the storytelling makes it a solid film. Too few women directing picture films in Hollywood, that is for sure.
Miles ahead of it's time, and nestled in that pre-code sweet spot, Merrily We Got To Hell is a thoroughly modern morality tale that transcends it's own genre via compelling characterizations and unflinching attitude. In it, you see the early sketches of the medium exploring human complexity instead of commodified narrative.