Ellen Garfield (Bette Davis) is an ambitious reporter who is tired of playing second fiddle to her male counterparts. Rival newsman Curt Devlin (George Brent, … 254 more words
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This 1941 “screwball comedy” was the first of two comedies that Alfred Hitchcock directed during his long and distinguished career, the other being the black comedy, “The Trouble with Harry.” The script, by Academy Award winning screenwriter Norman Krasna, found its way to Carole Lombard, the actress who actually gave the name “screwball” to this kind of comedy, and she backed the project. 769 more words
In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll come clean that I’m not a Capra fanatic. That’s not to say that I don’t have tremendous respectful for him as a talented and influential filmmaker, and I like most of his films, even if I do not love them. 1,217 more words
Very Good B-unit Product.
This is a surprisingly solid B-unit rip-off of The Awful Truth (1937) and its recycling into My Favorite Wife (1940). The films share a number of common elements including a distressed marriage, a get-away-from-it-all lodge, the ‘other woman’ and ‘other man’ who really aren’t, and a comical judge.The film has snappy dialogue, funny gags, and some good music. 181 more words
Japanese films are not well known around the world for screwball comedy. Global audiences have typically been exposed to their award winning samurai films, anime, yakuza films and contemporary dramas. 915 more words