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 Arsenic And Old Lace   Arsenic And Old Lace
Dir.: Frank CapraCast: Cary Grant, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, Raymond Massey, Peter LorreGenre: Screwball ComedyMortimer Bruster is a newspaperman and author known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch him being married at city hall in the opening scene. Now all that is required is a quick trip home to tell Mortimer's two maiden aunts. While trying to break the news, he finds out his aunts' hobby; killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It gets worse....MORE
 Awful Truth, The (1937)   Awful Truth, The (1937)
Dir.: Leo McCareyCast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy, Cecil CunninghamGenre: Screwball ComedyBefore their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage, Jerry to haughty socialite Molly Lamont, she to oil-rich bumpkin Daniel Leeson. Among their strategies: Jerry's court-decreed visitation rights with Mr. Smith, their pet fox terrier, and Lucy's flamboyant impersonation of Jerry's brassy "sister" before his p...MORE
 Bachelor Mother   Bachelor Mother
Dir: Garson Kanin Cast: David Niven, Ginger RogersGenre: Screwball comedyObviously, RKO turned out more than their fair share of famous classics but as more of their films are released on DVD, we're discovering just how good many of their lesser-known films are. Take Bachelor Mother, the first film Ginger Rogers made after her separation from Fred Astaire: she plays a shop-girl who is left, quite literally, holding the baby. It's one of the major rediscoveries of recent years, as smart and funny...MORE
 Ball Of Fire   Ball Of Fire
Dir.: Howard HawksCast: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers, S.Z. SakallGenre: Screwball ComedySexy, wisecracking nightclub singer Sugarpuss O'Shea is a hot tomato who needs to be kept on ice: mobster boyfriend Joe Lilac is suspected of murder and Sugarpuss testimony could put him away. Naive Professor Bertram Potts meets Miss O'Shea while researching an article on slang and in true romantic comedy fashion the two worlds collide. When Miss O'Shea hides out with Potts and ...MORE
 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife/I Met Him In Paris   Bluebeard's Eighth Wife/I Met Him In Paris
Dir.: Ernst LubitschCast: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, David Niven, Elizabeth PattersonGenre: Screwball ComedyUS multi-millionaire Michael Barndon marries his eight wife, Nicole, the daughter of a broken French Marquis. But she doesn't want to be only a number in the row of his ex-wives and starts her own strategy to "tame" him.I Met Him in Paris is a 1937 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Wesley Ruggles, and starring Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, and Ro...MORE
 Breakfast For Two   Breakfast For Two
Dir.: Alfred SantellCast: Barbara StanwyckGenre: Screwball ComedyAfter drunkenly carousing on the town, idle playboy Jonathan Blair (Herbert Marshall) wakes up to find that Texan Valentine Ransome (Barbara Stanwyck) has spent the night in his mansion. He remembers little of the night and knows little about his house guest. Valentine is attracted to Jonathan and sets out first to reform and then to marry him, explaining to her horse-breaking uncle Sam (Frank M. Thomas) that she intends to "slip a...MORE
 Bride Came C.O.D. The   Bride Came C.O.D. The
Dir.: William KeighleyCast: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette, Jack CarsonGenre: Screwball ComedyOil heiress Joan is going to elope with bandleader Allen whom she's known four days. Out-of-money pilot Steve is going to fly them to Nevada but makes a deal with her father to deliver her home unmarried. He flies off with her, an apparent kidnaping, but is forced down in the desert. The bandleader arrives with a preacher, but their marriage (in California, not Nevada) is not v...MORE
 Bringing Up Baby   Bringing Up Baby
Dir.: Howard HawksCast: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett, Barry FitzgeraldGenre: Screwball ComedyDavid Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby....MORE
 Christmas In July   Christmas In July
Dir.: Preston SturgesCast: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr, William DemarestGenre: Screwball ComedyAn office clerk loves entering contests in the hopes of someday winning a fortune and marrying the girl he loves. His latest attempt is the Maxford House Coffee Slogan Contest. As a joke, some of his co-workers put together a fake telegram which says that he won the $25,000 grand prize. As a result, he gets a promotion, buys presents for all of his family and friends, and p...MORE
 Danger – Love at Work   Danger – Love at Work
Directed by Otto PremingerCast: Henry MacMorrowGenre: ScrewballHenry MacMorrow, a junior partner in the law firm of Parsons, Hilton, Trent and MacMorrow, is assigned the task of obtaining the signatures of various members of the Pemberton family so that a piece of property they own can be sold. While en route by train to the Pemberton home in Aiken, South Carolina, he meets Junior Pemberton, an obnoxious ten-year-old prodigy whose behavior prompts Henry to kick him in the pants when they arrive...MORE
 Design For Living   Design For Living
Dir: Ernst LubitschStars: Gary Cooper, Fredric March, and Miriam HopkinsGenre: Screwball ComedyGary Cooper, Fredric March, and Miriam Hopkins play a trio of Americans in Paris who enter into a very adult “gentleman’s agree­ment” in this continental pre-Code comedy, freely adapted by Ben Hecht from a play by Noël Coward and directed by Ernst Lubitsch. A risqué relationship story and a witty take on creative pursuits, the film concerns a commercial artist (Hopkins) unable—or unwilling—to choose be...MORE
 Devil And Miss Jones, The   Devil And Miss Jones, The
Dir.: Sam Wood Cast: Charles CoburnGenre: Screwball ComedyCantankerous tycoon John P. Merrick (Charles Coburn) goes undercover as a shoe clerk at his own New York department store to identify agitators trying to form a union, after seeing a newspaper picture of his employees hanging him in effigy. He befriends fellow clerk Mary Jones (Jean Arthur) and her recently fired boyfriend Joe O'Brien (Robert Cummings), a labor union organizer. Through his firsthand experiences, he grows more sympathetic ...MORE
 Dinner At Eight   Dinner At Eight
Dir.: George CukorCast: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel BarrymoreGenre: Screwball ComedySocial climbing Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a bunch of New York society types, each of whom has much to reveal....MORE
 Easy Living   Easy Living
Dir.: Mitchell LeisenCast: Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, Luis Alberni, Mary NashGenre: Screwball ComedyJ.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending family. He takes his wife's just-bought (very expensive) sable coat and throws it out the window, it lands on poor hard-working girl Mary Smith. But it isn't so easy to just give away something so valuable, as he soon learns....MORE
 Front Page, The (1931)   Front Page, The (1931)
Dir.: Lewis MilestoneCast: Adolphe MenjouGenre: Screwball ComedyThe film, considered the first screwball comedy, centers on an investigative reporter (Pat O'Brien) and his editor (Adolphe Menjou), who hope to cash in on a big story involving an escaped accused murderer (Stone) and hide him in a rolltop desk while everybody else tries to find him....MORE
 Good Fairy, The   Good Fairy, The
Dir.: William WylerCast: Margaret Sullavan, Herbert Marshall, Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen, Eric BloreGenre: Screwball ComedyYoung, naive Luisa Ginglebusher, who loves fairy tales, leaves the Budapest orphanage to become a movie usherette. Soon she befriends paternal waiter Detlaff and not so paternal Konrad, a meat-packing millionaire. Uninterested in Konrad\'s rich gifts, Luisa schemes to be a good fairy and divert some of this wealth to poor stranger Dr. Sporum. But it\'s not that simple......MORE
 Great Mcginty, The   Great Mcginty, The
Dir.: Preston SturgesCast: Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff, Allyn Joslyn, William DemarestGenre: Screwball ComedyTold in flashback, Depression-era bum Dan McGinty is recruited by the city's political machine to help with vote fraud. His great aptitude for this brings rapid promotion from the boss, who finally decides he'd be ideal as a new, nominally reform mayor; but this candidacy requires marriage. His in-name-only marriage to honest Catherine proves the beginning of the end for ...MORE
 Hands Across The Table   Hands Across The Table
Dir.: Mitchell LeisenCast: Carole Lombard Fred MacMurrayGenre: Screwball ComedyBrought up in poverty, hotel manicurist Regi Allen (Lombard) wants to marry a rich husband. Her new client, wheelchair-using hotel guest Allen Macklyn (Bellamy) is immediately attracted to her and becomes her confidant. Despite his obvious wealth, Regi does not view him as a potential husband, and has no qualms about telling him about her goal in life....MORE
 His Girl Friday   His Girl Friday
Dir.: Howard HawksCast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Porter HallGenre: Screwball ComedyHildy Johnson has divorced Walter Burns and visits his office to tell him that she is engaged to another man and that they are going to get married the day after. Walter Burns can't let that happen and frames the other man, Bruce Baldwin, for a lot of stuff getting him into trouble all the time, while he tries to steer Hildy back into her old job as his employee (editor of his ne...MORE
 Holiday   Holiday
Dir.: George CukorCast: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres, Edward Everett HortonGenre: Screwball ComedyFree-thinking Johnny Case finds himself betrothed to a millionaire's daughter. When her family, with the exception of black-sheep Linda and drunken Ned, want Johnny to settle down to big business, he rebels, wishing instead to spend the early years of his life on "holiday." With the help of his friends Nick and Susan Potter, he makes up his mind as to which is the better cou...MORE
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