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The Philadelphia Story (1940)

“Your intolerance infuriates me. I should think of all people a writer would need tolerance.” – Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn)

The Philadelphia Story is one of the classic screwball comedies of Hollywood’s golden era, but in a genre that didn’t last past the start of World War II, the 1940 film also marks the start of a swan song. 548 more words


It's Love I'm After (1937) - Leslie Howard and Comedy

I never like Leslie Howard so much as when he is doing comedy or adventure. Remembered today for his role as Ashley Wilkes in Gone With the Wind… 701 more words

Bette Davis

Movie of the Week 6/30/14: Bringing Up Baby

As I’ve said before, my biggest area of ignorance in film is old movies, particularly of the black and white era. I’m also not as big a comedy person; comedies are hardly ever a priority for me relative to other genres. 644 more words

Movie Of The Week

The Maltese Falcon: 1931, 1936, 1941- Movies of Their Era

Imagine if The Hobbit were remade three times in ten years. Maybe that’s a bad example. I can’t think of an appropriate one. But The Maltese Falcon… 1,234 more words

Humphrey Bogart