Monday, January 4, 2010
THREE CORNERED MOON (1933)
Three Cornered Moon(1933) is one of the first of the genuine "screwball comedies."Cast: Claudette Colbert, Mary Boland, Hardie Albright, and Richard Arlen. Three-Cornered Moon was written by Gertrude Tonkonogy.
I just saw this film for the first time a couple of weeks ago..I thought it was cute/funny. It begins.. Nellie Rimplegar is supporting her spoiled grown children on stock investments made in the Three-Cornered Moon mine. They were living as they were before their father passed away. Unfortunately, the money runs out, they are forced to find jobs. Daughter Elizabeth takes over managing the finances and takes a job at a shoe factory. Her brothers all find jobs. Ed works as a lifeguard, Douglas lands an acting job, and Kenneth continues his work as a law clerk, in hopes that he will pass the bar exam. Elizabeth's boyfriend Ronald, a writer, moves in with them, but contributes nothing to the household. Dr. Alan Stevens, in love with Elizabeth, moves in and helps pay the rent.
Alan finds a job with a publisher for Ronald, which he refuses to take.
Will Kenneth ever pass the bar exam?
Will Elizabeth ever see Ronald for who he really is?