Tags » Screwball Comedy

Bringing up Baby (1938)

Nearly eight decades after it was released, Howard Hawk’s Bringing Up Baby is still as fresh and hilarious and romantic and chaotic as it was when it was released. 340 more words

5 Stars

Hands Across the Table (1935)

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
With: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy

This review is part of the Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon hosted by… 887 more words



I have one of those Mill Creek comedy collections, full of mostly completely forgotten comedies from the 30’s, 40’s and early 50’s, mostly B flicks, some lousy, some with moments, and some really funny. 553 more words


Going, Going, Gone! a sparkly new Teatro screwball from Jana O'Connor, reviewed

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca

“I can explain….”

Just guessing, but those three words have sent more screwballs hurtling into comedy space than any other phrase in the lexicon, including “I’ll get the door.” … 1,041 more words


Double Feature #16 - The Hudsucker Proxy and Some Like It Hot

Today, I’m hitting up some comedies, specifically screwball comedies. What makes a screwball comedy you ask? Well, the classic genre involves a lot of snappy dialogue, and a ridiculous situation that leads to a lot of misunderstandings. 4,207 more words

Double Feature

It Happened One Night (1934)

She’s a spoiled heiress on the run. He’s a reporter desperate for a story. Their paths intertwine and change their paths forever. It all happens in Frank Capra’s landmark film  563 more words


Favorite things about... Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

The favorite film:
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a screwball comedy from the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock

The synopsis:
Ann and David Smith are a happily married couple living in New York City… but they have their share of fights. 567 more words