Tags » Screwball Comedy

It Happened One Night (1934)

Without knowing anything about the film except its title, I probably would have placed this in the genre of those 50’s science fiction-y flicks with the Claymation monsters.  613 more words

Best Pictures

Favourite screwball comedy movies

Launched in the mid-1930s, screwball comedies were characterized by “satire of American society, romantic conflicts , battles of the sexes, sight gags, sarcasm, plot twists, verbal duels and witty dialogues”. 792 more words


Libeled Lady (1936)

The Front Page

The opening credits of Libeled Lady are not your typical list of screen names, instead we get footage of the four main stars walking arm in arm very happily as their names come on screen one by one. 340 more words

Movie Reviews

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Another Philadelphia Experiment

***This Review Contains Spoilers***

At the beginning of The Philadelphia Story, Cary Grant pushes Katharine Hepburn to the ground by putting his hand in her face. 547 more words

Movie Reviews

The Music of the Coen Brothers - Part I

From their debut, Blood Simple, through their most recent release, Hail, Caesar!, Joel and Ethan Coen have established themselves as one of American cinema’s unique voices. 3,894 more words

Humor In America

(Film) It Happened One Night

By David Nilsen

Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night opens with a rich father (Walter Connolly) and his spoiled adult daughter (Claudette Colbert) on a yacht somewhere south of Miami, Florida, attended to by a passel of servants. 771 more words


It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night, 1934, Columbia Pictures. Starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert. Directed by Frank Capra. B&W, 105 minutes.

Spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) has eloped with dashing King Westley, much against the wishes of her father, who plans to do everything in his considerable power to keep the marriage from going forward. 676 more words

Classic Films