Icons of Screwball Comedy

Icons of Screwball Comedy

Volume One

DVD - 2009
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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.
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.

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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.

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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