My Favorite Wife reunited Cary Grant and Irene Dunne for a quirky comedy. It doesn’t quite work, but it has some fine comic moments.
Philadelphia Story is a classic Hollywood comedy set in the world of the very rich. It works because it makes them vulnerable too.
Monkey Business isn’t quite screwy enough to be a screwball comedy. But Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers and Marilyn Monroe make it oddball enough.
The theme of the “wrong man” who ends up on the run is a theme of Alfred Hitchcock’s work. In North by Northwest, it’s more sinister; Cary Grant is being left out there as a decoy.
Moment #6: Still on the screwball trail, this is one of the BFI’s ‘ten great’ screwball comedies. It won its … More