Author Topic: Top 5 Screwball Comedies of the 1930s and 1940s  (Read 4252 times)

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Top 5 Screwball Comedies of the 1930s and 1940s
« on: December 22, 2012, 05:50:18 AM »
My list isn't great, oh well:

01. Midnight
02. His Girl Friday
03. My Man Godfrey
04. It Happened One Night
05. Easy Living

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Re: Top 5 Screwball Comedies of the 1930s and 1940s
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 10:38:30 AM »
*Insert five Howard Hawks films here*

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Re: Top 5 Screwball Comedies of the 1930s and 1940s
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2012, 01:09:20 PM »
1. My Man Godfrey
2. Unfaithfully Yours
3. Midnight
4. It Happened One Night
5. Twentieth Century

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Re: Top 5 Screwball Comedies of the 1930s and 1940s
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 02:42:26 PM »
I remember a 5th. The funniest movie I saw this year.

1. Ball of Fire
2. It Happened One Night
3. His Girl Friday
4. It's Love I'm After
5. The Lady Eve

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Re: Top 5 Screwball Comedies of the 1930s and 1940s
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 05:34:38 PM »
1. His Girl Friday
2. The Lady Eve
3. The Palm Beach Story
4. My Man Godfrey
5. The Awful Truth

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Re: Top 5 Screwball Comedies of the 1930s and 1940s
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 10:13:54 AM »
1. You Can't Take It With You
2. His Girl Friday
3. Bringing Up Baby
4. Arsenic and Old Lace
5. My Man Godfrey

I saw a list which put a few Marx Bros under "screwball comedies"... what say you to that?  What about The Thin Man?
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Re: Top 5 Screwball Comedies of the 1930s and 1940s
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 06:17:25 PM »
1. You Can't Take It With You
2. His Girl Friday
3. Bringing Up Baby
4. Arsenic and Old Lace
5. My Man Godfrey

I saw a list which put a few Marx Bros under "screwball comedies"... what say you to that?  What about The Thin Man?

The Marx Brothers films aren't screwball comedies. The Thin Man is a hybrid of the detective film and the screwball comedy, so you could make a convincing argument for its inclusion in one of these lists.

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Re: Top 5 Screwball Comedies of the 1930s and 1940s
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2015, 06:24:54 PM »
1. My Man Godfrey
2. It Happened One Night
3. The Lady Eve
4. Ball of Fire
5. The Awful Truth


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Re: Top 5 Screwball Comedies of the 1930s and 1940s
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2018, 12:18:35 AM »
1. Ball of Fire
2. It Happened One Night
3. His Girl Friday
4. It's Love I'm After
5. The Lady Eve


1. Ball of Fire
2. His Girl Friday
3. Destry Rides Again
4. It's Love I'm After
5. The Lady Eve