Icons of Screwball Comedy

Icons of Screwball Comedy

Volume Two

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Theodora goes wild: A small-time author whose racy bestsellers, written under a pseudonym, bring her notoriety when a New Yorker discovers her secret.
Together again: The mayor's widow falls for a sculptor as he works on a statue of her late husband.
The doctor takes a wife: A feminist writer is forced to pretend she's married to a man whom she loathes.
A night to remember: A woman and her mystery writer husband take an apartment in Greenwich Village and almost immediately find themselves in the middle of a genuine murder case.
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781435959484
1435959485
Branch Call Number: DVD ICON OF SC 2
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 374 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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Additional Contributors: Buchman, Sidney 1902-1975,
Boleslavsky, Richard 1889-1937,
McCarthy, Mary (Mary Eunice)
Van Upp, Virginia
Herbert, F. Hugh (Frederick Hugh), 1897-1958,
Russell, Stanley
Biberman, H. J. (Herbert J.)
Vidor, Charles 1900-1959,
Seaton, George 1911-1979,
Englund, Ken
Leslie, Aleen
Perlberg, William 1899-1969,
Hall, Alexander 1894-1968,
Flournoy, Richard F. 1900-
Henley, Jack 1896-1958,
Roos, Kelley
Bischoff, Samuel 1890-1975,
Wallace, Richard 1894-1951,
Dunne, Irene 1898-1990,- Actor
Douglas, Melvyn - Actor
Mitchell, Thomas 1892-1962,- Actor
Hall, Thurston 1882-1958,- Actor
Risdon, Elizabeth 1887-1958,- Actor
McWade, Margaret 1872-1956,- Actor
Byington, Spring 1886-1971,- Actor
Bryant, Nana 1888-1955,- Actor
Kolker, Henry 1874-1947,- Actor
Greig, Robert 1879-1958,- Actor
Burton, Frederick 1871-1957,- Actor
Boyer, Charles 1899-1978,- Actor
Coburn, Charles - Actor
Freeman, Mona - Actor
Courtland, Jerome 1926-- Actor
Patterson, Elizabeth 1875-1966,- Actor
Dingle, Charles 1887-1956,- Actor
Young, Loretta 1913-2000,- Actor
Milland, Ray - Actor
Gardiner, Reginald 1903-1980,- Actor
Patrick, Gail 1911-1980,- Actor
Gwenn, Edmund 1875-1959,- Actor
Aherne, Brian 1902-1986- Actor
Donnell, Jeff 1921-1988,- Actor
Wright, William 1912-1949,- Actor
Toler, Sidney 1874-1947,- Actor
Sondergaard, Gale 1899-1985,- Actor
McBride, Donald 1889-1957,- Actor
Patrick, Lee 1901-1982- Actor
Costello, Don 1901-1945,- Actor
Gaines, Richard 1904-1975,- Actor
Walker, Joseph B.
Meyer, Otto - Film editor
Goossón, Stephen 1889-1973,
Stoloff, Morris 1898-1980,- Musical director
Newman, Bernard 1903-1966,- Costume designer
Polglase, Van Nest 1898-1968,
Babcock, Fay C.
Louis, Jean 1907-1997,- Costume designer
Heymann, Werner Richard 1896-1961,
Hickox, Sid 1895-1982,
Lawrence, Viola 1894-1973,- Film editor
Banks, Lionel 1901-1950,
Nelson, Charles 1901-1997,- Film editor
Kish, Joseph
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

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Nursebob
Jul 14, 2015

Hit and miss with "The Doctor Takes a Wife" and "A Night to Remember" coming out slightly ahead. A safe bet for those late nights with grandma and the kids.

hania4987 Mar 04, 2014

Two excellent comedies with Irene Dunne. Filmed 8 years apart, they both deal with life in a small town. The two comedies with Loretta Young are ok but not her best movies.

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Janice21383
Jul 28, 2011

While noir is the most consistent film genre, there is nothing more lovely than a lovely romantic comedy. Here, the star is Theodora Goes Wild, the story of one woman's liberation from a small town populated exclusively by fussy old aunts and proto-Teabaggers. Irene Dunne is inspired, though one could wish the object of her affections was not the smug and somewhat creepy Melvyn Douglas. The director makes up for this with a putatively illegitimate baby, and a marching band. Some cute dog and cat action.

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Janice21383
Jul 28, 2011

"That's not a true hexagon."

"I've got hats that sit on an angle, I tell you, and dresses -- I'm an open secret down to THERE."

"He WILL sketch."

"A Lynn may go wild, but never silly."

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