Tags » Screwball Comedy

Movie Review: Maggie's Plan

Writing and directing screwball comedies must be a dead art because we haven’t had a good one in a very long time. Last year’s SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY… 759 more words


#44 Bringing Up Baby

Watched: September 17 2016

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant

Year: 1938

Runtime: 1h 42min


Screwball comedies are always fun, and Bringing Up Baby… 322 more words


The Monster Mash: The Invisible Woman

“Wanted: A human willing to become invisible. No remuneration.”

How would you follow-up a science fiction horror film and a science fiction horror crime movie? Whatever your answer was, I doubt you said ‘screwball comedy.’ But that’s what Universal did just 11 months after… 670 more words

The Monster Mash

#42 The Awful Truth

Watched: September 18 2016

Director: Leo McCarey

Starring: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Cecil Cunningham

Year: 1937

Runtime: 1h 31min


After jealous misunderstandings and unexplained absences, Lucy and Jerry Warriner (Dunne and Grant, respectively) decide to get a divorce. 273 more words


Ball of Fire

Ball of Fire, 1941, RKO Radio Pictures. Starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Dana Andrews. Directed by Howard Hawks. B&W, 112 minutes.

Bertram Potts (Gary Cooper) and seven esteemed colleagues (six bachelors, one widower) are compiling a new encyclopedia of human knowledge. 449 more words

Classic Films

#40 Top Hat

Watched: September 28 2016

Director: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore

Year: 1935

Runtime: 1h 41min

Source… 357 more words


#37 Twentieth Century

Watched: September 9 2016

Director: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard

Year: 1934

Runtime: 1h 31min


Lingerie model Mildred Plotka (Lombard) has been discovered by theatre producer/director Oscar Jaffe (Barrymore) who wants to make her a star, despite the protests of his coproducers and assistants. 310 more words