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Midnight (1939)

What happens at the stroke of midnight?  What happens when those bells chime twelve times through the darkness of a Europe night?

The shining dress turns to rags, the horses are once again house mice, and the carriage transforms back to a simple pumpkin.   1,690 more words


Defining Screwball Comedy: Top Hat this Sunday at Tampa Theatre

Screwball Comedy is defined as a “principally American” genre of comedy. Born out of the Great Depression, these comedies originated in the early thirties and continued into the forties. 307 more words

Christmas in July (Preston Sturges, 1940)

Tonight the Seattle Art Museum kicks off its latest series of 35mm film presentations, this one devoted to writer-director Preston Sturges, who with a handful of masterpieces in the early and mid-1940s brought the screwball comedy era to its magnificent conclusion. 661 more words

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The Philadelphia Story (1940)

2015 #54
George Cukor | 108 mins | TV | 4:3 | USA / English | U

Katharine Hepburn is the high society heiress getting re-married to someone dull from daddy’s company. 86 more words


One Man, Two Guvnors (Weathervane Playhouse - Newark, OH)

The important thing to know before seeing One Man, Two Guvnors is that nearly everyone in it is an idiot. Once you know that, it’s easier to just enjoy what happens for all the silliness that it is. 605 more words


Bringing Up Baby

Released:  1938

Cast:  Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett, May Robson, Fritz Feld

SUMMARY:  For several years, paleontologist David Huxley (Cary Grant) has been working on assembling a Brontosaurus skeleton.  679 more words

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The Bette Davis Project: The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

Oil tycoon, Lucius K. Winfield (Eugene Pallette, The Adventures of Robin Hood), hires charter pilot, Steve Collins (James Cagney, Yankee Doodle Dandy), to kidnap his spoiled daughter, Joan Winfield (Bette Davis), and prevent her from marrying a musician, Allen Brice (Jack Carson, … 290 more words

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