The Whole Town’s Talking 04/09/19

Twilight Time

John Ford outdoes Frank Capra, and Jean Arthur establishes her screwball persona opposite Edward G. Robinson, who plays a double role in this crazy comedy about a milquetoast clerk mistaken for Public Enemy Number One. Maybe this is great because Ford and writers Jo Swerling and Robert Riskin lay off the sentiment — it’s just plain funny, especially when the leads play off confirmed scene stealers like Edward Brophy, Wallace Ford and Donald Meek. And them that looks fast might catch Lucille Ball in a tiny part. A welcome unsung comedy masterpiece on Blu-ray from Twilight Time.