Nothing Sacred

Synopsis: Hazel Flagg of Warsaw, Vermont receives the news that her terminal case of radium poisoning from a workplace incident was a complete misdiagnosis with mixed emotions. She is happy not to be dying, but she, who has never traveled the world, was going to use the money paid to her by her factory to go to New York in style. She believes her dreams can still be realized when Wally Cook arrives in town. He is a New York reporter with the Morning Star newspaper. He believes that Hazel's valiant struggle concerning her impending death is just the type of story he needs to resurrect his name within reporting circles after a recent story he wrote led to scandal and a major demotion at the newspaper. He proposes to take Hazel to New York both to report on her story but also to provide her with a grand farewell to life. She accepts. Wally's story results in Hazel becoming the toast of New York. In spending time together, Wally and Hazel fall in love. Hazel not only has to figure out what to do abo
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rotten Tomatoes:
77 min

- Oh well, that was a coincidence.

- I've given you my hand, go on...

- Redeem yourself.

- Thanks. You won't regret it.

If I don't come back with the

biggest story you ever handled

you can put me back in short

pants and make me marble editor.

- You through?

- Yep.

- You know this girl, Hazel Flagg?

- Yep.

- Pretty girl, eh?

- Yep.

- Where is she now? In the hospital?

- Nope.

Just walking around, eh? Laughing

and carrying on, I suppose.


- What's your name, Coolidge?

- Nope.

Well, if you aren't worn

out talking, what is it?


Mr. Bull, my name's Cook.

I'm from the New York Star.

I'm, uh, going to be filing a lot of

stuff with your telegraph office here.

- I don't think you are.

- Well, who says?

The Paragon Watch Factory owns this town.

They don't care to have any scandal printed.

What they say goes.

Better take the next train back.

- What kind of a fellow is this Dr. Downer?

- He won't talk to you.

Nobody talkin' in this town.

Except me. Better go home.

Well, if you don't mind I'll take a little

stroll and have a look at the sights first.

Well, I wouldn't have talked at all if

I knew I was gonna do it for nothin'.

Oh, pardon me.

I forgot I was in Vermont.

All right.

Morning, sister.

- You in charge here?

- Yep.

I've been wandering through your

fascinating metropolis for an hour.

- Mind if I sit down here?

- Yep.

- I guess you misunderstood me.

- Nope.

- You know Hazel Flagg?

- Yep.

Any idea where I could

find her this morning?

You're a newspaperman from New York.

- How did you guess that, sister?

- You was described to me.

Will Bull can shoot his mouth

off to all he wants, but not me

nor anybody else in this town.

This drugstore's run by the

Paragon Watch Company

and they don't want any scandalmonger

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Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht (1894–1964) was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist and novelist. A journalist in his youth, he went on to write thirty-five books and some of the most entertaining screenplays and plays in America. He received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some seventy films. more…

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