Merrily We Live (1938): Screwball Comedy Starring Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, and Billie Burke in her Only Oscar Nominated Role

Norman Z. McLeod directed Merrily We Live, a popular comedy, starring Constance Bennett and Brian Aherne and featuring Ann Dvorak, Bonita Granville, Billie Burke, Tom Brown, Alan Mowbray, Clarence Kolb and Patsy Kelly.

The film, scripted by Eddie Moran and Jack Jevne, was produced by Hal Roach and was released by MGM.

This was the fifth of six films that Billie Burke and Alan Mowbray collaborated in. The others were Where Sinners Meet (1934), Becky Sharp (1935), She Couldn’t Take It (1935), Topper (1937) and Topper Takes a Trip (1938).

Oscar Context:

Merrily We Live was extremely successful at the box-office and garnered five Academy Award nominations, but won none.