2002, Elizabeth Kendall, The Runaway Bride: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1930s, Cooper Square Press →ISBN, page 187
“It changed Gable from a heavy to a comedian in It Happened One Night. It changed Jean Arthur from a marshmallowy ingenue to a hard-boiled wise- cracker in The Whole Town's Talking.”
2011, Andre De Toth, Fragments, Faber & Faber →ISBN, page 18
I didn't want a self-pitying, poor Miss Pitiful Pearl, a marshmallowy wilted flower, or a nagging bitch for the wife. I wanted somebody with inborn dignity and pride, with the strength of understanding, a real human being. Not only a good actress.