Icons of Screwball Comedy

Icons of Screwball Comedy

Volume One

DVD - 2009
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Disc 1: If you could only cook: A down-on-her-luck cook charms a millionaire into playing along as her husband so they can get work. Too many husbands: A girl finds herself legally wed to two men.
Disc 2: My sister Eileen: A sister, who has a pretty, younger sister, brings a host of eccentrics through their Greenwich Village apartment. She wouldn't say yes: A button-down psychiatrist battles her patient's impulses while suppressing her own.

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saint_611
Jan 28, 2017

Highly recommend the movies on the first disc -- Too Many Husbands (1940) and If You Could Only Cook (1935). Light fare but not without a modern charm, stellar comedians. Jean Arthur is a hoot. Fred MacMurray and Melvyn Douglas together are gold. Just the kind of breezy comedy we don't get any more.

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Bang_On
Nov 26, 2013

If you just can't seem to resist the sheer zaniness of "Screwball" comedy from Hollywood's heyday of the 1930s & 40s, then this 2-DVD collection of 4 feather-brained Chick Flicks (courtesy of Columbia Studios) will most certainly guarantee to tickle more than just your fancy._____ These 4 mad-cap "Screwballs", which not only featured wacky marital mix-ups, but, also took plenty of opportunity to poke good fun at the rich and pampered, are very typical of their era and certainly provide a delightful bit of escapist fluff from all of the humdrum monotony of everyday life._____ All filmed in glossy b&w (with running times that varied between 72 to 97 minutes), these 4 fun-filled gems of the "Screwball" genre showcased the comical acting talents of such well-known stars-of-the-day as Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray, Jean Arthur, Gordon Jones, Herbert Marshall and George Tobias, to name but a few.

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