Tag: screwball comedy

October 5, 2013 /
October 5, 2013 /

The Seven Wonders of Preston Sturges In just four years, 1940–44, Preston Sturges wrote and directed seven classics reflecting the America he loved and laughed at–a fast-talking, unpredictable melting pot that seems more real than the visions of Frank Capra or John Ford. Then his luck ran out. By Douglas…

October 3, 2013 /

Hawks’ friend (and Hepburn’s sometime-boyfriend) Howard Hughes finally suggested Cary Grant for the role. Grant had just finished shooting his breakthrough romantic comedy The Awful Truth, and Hawks may have seen a rough cut of the unreleased film. Grant then had a non-exclusive, four-picture deal with RKO for $50,000 per…

October 3, 2013 /

David Huxley: Now it isn’t that I don’t like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet, I’m strangely drawn toward you, but – well, there haven’t been any quiet moments. I need a little escapist, fun filled, romantic fantasy today. Join me? This cracks me up, every time.

September 26, 2013 /

Bette Davis sitting next to director William Keighley:

February 14, 2013 /
January 31, 2013 /

How does a young lady who hops aboard a train in New York City without her luggage and ticket end up serenaded by “The Ale and Quail” club? And, breakfast with a stranger dressed in a pajama top and blanket skirt? You’ll have to watch “The Palm Beach Story” to…