All posts tagged "May 67"

  • Our Miss Brooks (1952)

    Amusing feature based on beloved TV series has Arden's Brooks trying to snag Rockwell's Mr. Boynton and interest Adams in journalism.

  • Animal Crackers (1930)

    Marx Brothers' second movie gives the zany foursome plenty of comic elbow- room. "Story" has to do with stolen painting, but never mind: Groucho performs...

  • Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914)

    A comic curio, the first full- length comedy feature film, with Dressler repeating stage role as farm girl fleeced by city- slicker Chaplin (appearing...

  • Double Wedding (1937)

    Loy's orchestration of her sister's wedding is upset by the presence of free-spirited bohemian Powell. The stars are the whole show in this clever adaptation...

  • Professional Sweetheart (1933)

    Good cast in a very funny radio spoof, with Rogers as airwaves star who becomes engaged to hick Foster in publicity stunt.

  • Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

    Brilliant Sturges comedy of symphony conductor Harrison, who suspects his wife of infidelity and considers three courses of action (including murder) during concert. Often side-splittingly...

  • It Should Happen to You (1954)

    Holliday is Gladys Glover of Binghamton, N.Y., who has come to N.Y.C. to make a name for herself--and does so, by plastering her moniker...

  • Love Before Breakfast (1936)

    Fast-starting comedy slows down to obvious ending, but Lombard (as object of Foster's and Romero's attention) is always worth watching. Preston Sturges worked uncredited on...

  • Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)

    One of Wheeler & Woolsey's best vehicles is a lavish, risque musical comedy about their attempts to save Todd's ailing beauty business. Wild production numbers,...

  • This Is the Night (1932)

    Enjoyable romantic comedy in the Lubitsch mold, set in Paris and Venice, with Young hiring Damita to pose as his wife to help cover up...

  • Ball of Fire (1941)

    Burlesque dancer moves in with eight prissy professors (led by Cooper) to explain "slang" for their new encyclopedia; delightful twist on Snow White and the...

  • The Ladykillers (1955)

    Droll black comedy of not-so-bright crooks involved with seemingly harmless old lady. Guinness scores again (even his teeth are funny) with top-notch supporting cast...

  • The Patsy (1928)

    Davies gives an inspired comedic performance as the ignored youngest child of bossy mom Dressler and henpecked father Henderson. One of Davies' best silents; her...

  • The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case (1930)

    Typical but hilarious Laurel and Hardy antics ensue when the boys find themselves mixed up in a murder case. Notable for being the first ...

  • You Can’t Take It with You (1938)

    Moss Hart play about eccentric but blissfully happy household becomes prime, highly entertaining Capracorn. Oscar winner for Best Picture and Director.

  • Never Wave at a WAC (1953)

    Expanded from a TV play, this farce involves socialite Russell joining the WACs, forced to buckle down to hard work; Wilson as dumb comrade-at-arms is...

  • The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

    Acerbic radio commentator Woolley (recreating his Broadway role) is forced to stay with Burke's Midwestern family for the winter, driving them crazy with assorted wacky...

  • The Cure (1917)

    Chaplin plays a drunkard who checks into a health spa to dry out, but brings along a big suitcase full of alcohol. Physically adroit hilarity...

  • Midnight (1939)

    Penniless Colbert masquerades as Hungarian countess in chic Parisian marital mixup; near-classic comedy written by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett.

  • The Play House (1921)

    Notable Buster Keaton "trick" short, most famous for an opening sequence in which Keaton plays nine different roles.