Cary and Irene (THE AWFUL TRUTH)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Madeline Kahn (1942 - 1999)

Happy Birthday to one of the funniest women of all time. Madeline Kahn who starred in such great comedies like What's Up Doc? (1972) a great tribute to screwball comedies; Young Frankenstein (1974); Blazing Saddles (1974) as Lili Von Shtupp in a hilarious send-up of Marlene Dietrich; High Anxiety (1977) a spoof of Hitchcock films and The Cheap Detective (1978) a spoof of private detective films. She was truly one of a kind.

Screwball Quote Of The Day: THE THIN MAN (1934)

Nick Charles: Oh, it's all right, Joe. It's all right. It's my dog. And, uh, my wife.

Nora Charles: Well you might have mentioned me first on the billing.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Screwball Quote of The Day: BRINGING UP BABY (1938)

David Huxley: "When a man is wrestling with a leopard in the middle of a pond, he is in no position to run."

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Poll Started: Favorite Jean Arthur Screwball Comedy

Haven't done a poll on here for awhile so I decided to do one about Jean Arthur, one of the top screwball comedy queens of all time. The question is what is your favorite Jean screwball comedy. The choices are: Easy Living, You Can't Take It With You, The Devil and Miss Jones, The More The Merrier, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, and The Ex-Mrs. Bradford. The poll will be up thru the end of September.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Photo Of The Day - Roz getting a workout

One of the best scenes from The Women is when Rosalind Russell and Joan Fontaine are trying to exercise...well trying to gossip but the instructor keeps getting in the way with wanting them to exercise..

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Screwball Quote Of The Day: THE WOMEN (1939)

Crystal Allen: There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society-outside of a kennel!
-THE WOMEN (1939)
The great Joan Crawford as Crystal Allen, one of her best roles ever...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Photo Of The Day

This pic reminds me of a scene from a screwball film with James Cagney, his lovely wife Frances and my fave Joan Blondell having a grand old time....
I love Joan's expression....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Screwball Quote Of The Day: THE AWFUL TRUTH

Jerry Warriner: I'm going out to get some popcorn and pink lemonade. I've just seen a three-ring circus.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Screwball Quote Of The Day: THEODORA GOES WILD (1936)

Theodora: I suddenly realized I was a writer of wide reputation and most of it bad.



Thursday, September 1, 2011

Screwball Quote Of The Day: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

Macaulay Connor: I would sell my grandmother for a drink - and you know how I love my grandmother.