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Honeymoon Lodge, 1943 (***)

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. 180 more words

B Movies

The 8 People You Meet in a Screwball Comedy

This week, the Criterion Collection released a sparkling new Blu-ray and DVD edition of Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night, best known as one of only three movies (along with… 1,069 more words


Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald - Japanese screwball comedy at its best

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


REVIEW: "My Favorite Wife"

How can any true movie fan not love the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s? The once popular genre was recognized for its witty rapid-fire dialogue, wacky situations, bold and brash female leads, occasional slapstick humor, and a feverish battle of the sexes. 475 more words

Movie Reviews - M

Girl Trouble (1942) - A Wartime Screwball Comedy

Hollywood has always liked stories about rich people pretending to be domestics, usually not successfully; though William Powell was an exception as an unsurpassed butler in… 776 more words

Movies Made During WWII

Favorite things about... I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

The favorite film:
I Was a Male War Bride, a 1949 comedy directed by Howard Hawks

The synopsis:
Henri Rochard is a Captain in the French army. 700 more words


Lenthéric Tweed, 1933

Tweed, introduced by Lenthéric in 1933, is woody scent with a lot of vibrant citrus.  In fact, it reminds me of Echt Kölnisch Wasser no. 4711 (Muelhens, 1792) in that it’s a very clean, vintage fragrance.   332 more words