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Icons of Screwball Comedy - Vol. I & II

Postby MissGoddess » May 19th, 2009, 3:31 pm

This is pretty exciting:

http://www.classicflix.com/icons-screwb ... 00c3b2b4fe

Vol I will contain:

If You Could Only Cook (1935), Too Many Husbands (1940), My Sister Eileen (1942), She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)

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Vol II will include:

Theodora Goes Wild (1936), Together Again (1944), The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940), A Night to Remember (1943)
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Re: Icons of Screwball Comedy - Vol. I & II

Postby jdb1 » May 19th, 2009, 4:00 pm

This sounds so good, Miss G. I''m especially interested in Too Many Husbands, which I saw a few months ago. Three of my not-so-favorite stars: Jean Arthur, Melvyn Douglas and Fred MacMurray (I don't hate any of them, I just don't love them). But what a revelation: it's so funny, so racy, and so well-performed. A real gem.

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Re: Icons of Screwball Comedy - Vol. I & II

Postby movieman1957 » May 20th, 2009, 2:30 pm

Good news. "Too Many Husbands" is a film we should have known about years ago but I only saw for the first time a year or so ago. I like Jean a lot so this with "If You Could Only Cook" (which is good but not as good as TMH) makes a nice couple of films. Now if you haven't seen "Theodora Goes Wild" there is a treat. It is racy in a whole different fashion. This film was a wonderful surprise to me when I first saw it.
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Re: Icons of Screwball Comedy - Vol. I & II

Postby feaito » May 20th, 2009, 2:33 pm

Those are great news April!!

"If You Could Only Cook" and "Too Many Husbands" are films I have been looking for, for quite a long time!

Thanks for posting this :D

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Re: Icons of Screwball Comedy - Vol. I & II

Postby moira finnie » May 22nd, 2009, 6:25 pm

This is great. I'm really looking forward to seeing Charles Boyer in a comedy with Irene Dunne in Together Again (1944) which is a new one on me. I don't think I've ever seen it.
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I don't know if the broadcast of these films is related to the issuance of the dvds but
A Night to Remember (1942) is on TCM on Jul 24, at 4:30PM ET with Brian Aherne and Loretta Young in a comic murder mystery. Sounds like fun.
Too Many Husbands (1940) is on Aug 31 at 1:00AM ET and If You Could Only Cook (1935) is on Aug 30, at 11:45PM ET.

I guess the folks at Sony who control the rights to Columbia are realizing that they may make a few dollars from the films in their archives. Now how about unearthing all those Paramount beauties?
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Re: Icons of Screwball Comedy - Vol. I & II

Postby movieman1957 » April 20th, 2011, 9:39 pm

I've recently seen "The Doctor Takes A Wife" and just finished with "A Night To Remember." Both fun. If you're a Loretta fan than this is a good disc to have.

"A Night To Remember" showcases a side of Brian Aherne I don't remember. Light comedy fits him well. It's a bit of an involved plot but everyone does well and the picture certainly picks up steam as it heads into the last half hour.

Both worth a look.
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Re: Icons of Screwball Comedy - Vol. I & II

Postby feaito » April 21st, 2011, 7:36 am

These Sets are great addition to my collection. Still have to watch a couple of the films included...

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Re: Icons of Screwball Comedy - Vol. I & II

Postby MichiganJ » April 21st, 2011, 8:40 am

Volume 1 is currently $11.99 at Amazon. Vol. 2 is a few bucks more.
http://www.amazon.com/Screwball-Comedy- ... 055&sr=8-1
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Re: Icons of Screwball Comedy - Vol. I & II

Postby feaito » April 21st, 2011, 10:07 am

They are much cheaper now...it's incredible how the prices of some DVDs have gone down....When I bought them (in 2009?)they were more expensive...


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