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.
Monkey Business isn’t quite screwy enough to be a screwball comedy. But Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers and Marilyn Monroe make it oddball enough.
Easy Living is a classic screwball comedy that starts with a fur coat being thrown off a roof. Preston Sturges was the screenwriter.
I’ve stayed away from P.G.Wodehouse, perhaps because I lack sympathy with the aristocratic milieu that his characters inhabit, but … More
“You show the fat lady approaching; then you show the banana peel; then she steps over the banana peel and disappears down a manhole.”
It turns out that Groundhog Day is twenty years old this month (going by its US release) and The Guardian … More
This post is in praise of actors, about a moment in Measure for Measure which I saw at the RSC … More
I watched Preston Sturges’ 1941 film Sullivan’s Travels again at the weekend. Without rehashing the plot, Sullivan, celebrated (and rich) … More