Tag: screwball comedy

Roman Scandals (1933) 6.6

Roman Scandals (1933)

Storyline:A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town of West Rome, Oklahoma. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue and a ...

Love Before Breakfast (1936) 6.3

Love Before Breakfast (1936)

Storyline:A rich businessman stalks another man's fiancée.User Reviews: I have to say I was more than happy after seeing this one. Noticing the few reviews, it would seem that this is one of Mrs. Lombard's minor comed...

The Princess Comes Across (1936) 6.8

The Princess Comes Across (1936)

Storyline:A Swedish princess boards an ocean liner in Europe en route to an acting career in America, and finds herself getting inconveniently attached to a bandleader returning home. To complicate matters, a blackmai...

Hands Across the Table (1935) 7

Hands Across the Table (1935)

Storyline:Hotel manicurist Regi Allen is a cynical golddigger who meets her match in Theodore 'Ted' Drew III. After a date with Ted, she lets him sleep on her couch when he's too drunk to go further; but what is she t...

A Slight Case of Murder (1938) 7.1

A Slight Case of Murder (1938)

Storyline:Remy Marco, Prohibition beer baron, figures he'll do even better after repeal. Only trouble is, his beer tastes terrible. (He drinks no beer himself and nobody dares tell him). Four years later, when he's ab...

Hellzapoppin’ (1941) 7.5

Hellzapoppin’ (1941)

Storyline:Ole and Chick are making a movie, but the director is not satisfied. So he brings them to a young writer, who outlines them an absurd story. They have to support Jeff and Kitty in setting up a musical revue ...

The More the Merrier (1943) 7.7

The More the Merrier (1943)

Storyline:It's World War II and there is a severe housing shortage everywhere - especially in Washington, D.C. where Connie Milligan rents an apartment. Believing it to be her patriotic duty, Connie offers to sublet h...

Woman of the Year (1942) 7.2

Woman of the Year (1942)

Storyline:Tess and Sam work on the same newspaper and don't like each other very much. At least the first time, because they eventually fall in love and get married. But Tess is a very active woman and one of the most...

Another Thin Man (1939) 7.5

Another Thin Man (1939)

Storyline:In this adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's "The Farewell Murder", Nick and Nora (and their dog Asta) visit the estate of Col. MacFay, who is being threatened by a mysterious man wanting revenge for a past inju...

Trouble in Paradise (1932) 8

Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Storyline:High class European thief Gaston Monescu meets his soul mate Lily, a pickpocket masquerading as a countess. The two join forces and come under the employ of Mme. Colet, the beautiful owner of the Colet perfu...

Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) 7.3

Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Storyline:Nick and Nora's hopes for a pleasant afternoon at the local race track are dashed when a jockey is found shot dead in the locker room. Nick's friend Lt. Abrams wants him to help out but Nick is enjoying the ...

Ninotchka (1939) 7.9

Ninotchka (1939)

Storyline:Only the royal suite at the grandest hotel in Paris has a safe large enough for the jewels of the Grand Duchess Swana. So the three Russians who have come to sell the jewels settle into the suite until a hig...

Bombshell (1933) 7.1

Bombshell (1933)

Storyline:Lola Burns is at the top of the pile in Hollywood. But life ain't easy, what with her father and brother always hanging around for handouts, and devious studio publicity honcho Space Hanlon cooking up endles...

The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) 6.7

The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)

Storyline:Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at exactly midnight on Eart...

Romance in Manhattan (1935) 6.7

Romance in Manhattan (1935)

Storyline:Czech immigrant Karel Novak fulfills his dream of coming to America only to learn at Ellis Island the entrance fee has been raised from $50 to $200. Unable to pay, he is put on a ship going back to Holland, ...

Danger Stalks Near (1957) 6.5

Danger Stalks Near (1957)

Storyline:Three criminals planning to rob a house are continually delayed by the families antics.User Reviews: This is a treat if you are a fan of films from the fifties or sixties.Set over the course of one day, a lo...

Wedding Present (1936) 6.3

Wedding Present (1936)

Storyline:Charlie Mason and Rusty Fleming are star reporters on a Chicago tabloid who are romantically involved as well. Although skilled in ferreting out great stories, they often behave in an unprofessional and imma...

Spring Dreams (1960) 6.9

Spring Dreams (1960)

Storyline:An elderly sweet potato vendor collapses in the home of a self-absorbed wealthy family. He must be allowed to remain there while he recovers, and a screwball comedy of manners ensues. A host of family and vi...

My Favorite Wife (1940) 7.4

My Favorite Wife (1940)

Storyline:Ellen Arden arrives 7 years after being given up for dead in a shipwreck, to find her husband Nick just remarried to Bianca. The overjoyed Nick awkwardly tries to break the news gently to Bianca. But before ...

Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (1938) 7.2

Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (1938)

Storyline:US multi-millionaire Michael Barndon marries his eight wife, Nicole, the daughter of a broken French Marquis. But she doesn't want to be only a number in the row of his ex-wives and starts her own strategy t...

40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) 6.4

40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)

Storyline:Hilarity ensues when a casino manager spends a day at Disneyland with a cute but troublesome little girl.User Reviews: With the recent passing of Tony Curtis, I'm revisiting this review of this simple and sw...

Holiday (1938) 7.8

Holiday (1938)

Storyline:Free-thinking Johnny Case finds himself betrothed to a millionaire's daughter. When her family, with the exception of black-sheep Linda and drunken Ned, want Johnny to settle down to big business, he rebels,...

Murder, He Says (1945) 7.1

Murder, He Says (1945)

Storyline:Trotter pollster Pete Marshall is trying to find a missing coworker. In a rural town he stumbles onto the roughian Fleagle family. Bert and Mert would just as soon "splatter" snoopers with their rifles. Howe...

Topaze (1933) 6.8

Topaze (1933)

Storyline:An honest and naive schoolteacher gets a lesson in how the world works outside the classroom, when a rich Baron and his mistress use the teacher's name and outstanding reputation in a crooked business scheme...