Cary and Irene (THE AWFUL TRUTH)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Screwball Quote Of The Day: ARSENIC & OLD LACE (1944)

Mortimer Brewster: Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Screwball Quote Of The Day: TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942)

Maria Tura: It's becoming ridiculous the way you grab attention. Whenever I start to tell a story, you finish it. If I go on a diet, you lose the weight. If I have a cold, you cough. And if we should ever have a baby, I'm not so sure I'd be the mother. 
Joseph Tura: I'm satisfied to be the father.
- TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Screwball Quote Of The Day: THE LADY EVE

Jean Harrington: You see Hopsi, you don't know very much about girls. The best ones aren't as good as you think they are and the bad ones aren't as bad. Not nearly as bad.

- THE LADY EVE (1941)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Congratulations to HIS GIRL FRIDAY for winning 4 MONTIES...

I know it's my own personal awards show, but I had to give His Girl Friday some more praise. I just wrote a post on my main blog All Good Things where my favorite film of all time took home four Monties. AWESOME! all good things
Let's go get our Monties my dear.....

Monday, August 15, 2011

Screwball Monday: Arsenic & Old Lace

What better way to start off Monday by watching Arsenic and Old Lace.
Priscilla Lane and Cary Grant
The definition of a dark comedy. When you mix humor with murderers and corpses, then throw in Cary Grant with two old bitties (his aunts) who happen to like killing single old men- then count me in. A truly different type comedy that has to be seen. Cary is of course in perfect form. Josephine Hull and Jean Adair as his aunts are quite funny. And lets not forget the long lost brother Raymond Massey who just escaped from prison and decides to come home. Plus Priscilla Lane is fetching as Cary's girlfriend-soon to be wife. Oh and Peter Lorre as Massey's sidekick. I couldn't forget about him, now could I Irene?

Scene from Arsenic and Old Lace
Just a little sip...please?

One of my all time favorite movies.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Myrna Loy (1905 - 1993)

Happy Birthday to my third favorite actress of all time, Myrna Loy. One of her specialities was screwball comedies, which she excelled in. Thin Man anyone? But she had tons of talent and tremendous range as well. Starring in top notch dramas such as The Best Years of Our Lives. Happy Birthday Myrna!
myrna loy