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Ok so I have my favorites...

 

An Affair to Remember (with Cary Grant)

Man's favorite Sport (with Rock Hudson)

The Pirate (Judy Garland)

Come September (Rock Hudson)

Pillow Talk (Doris Day)

Adam's Rib (Katharine Hepburn)

Houseboat (Sophia Loren)

Operation Petticoat (Cary Grant)

Cover Girl (Rita Hayworth)

 

 

I need suggestions on movies like the list, that I should watch. Fun, romantic comedy movies. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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May I suggest:

 

*My Man Godfrey* (William Powell, Carole Lombard)

*Charade* (Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn)

*The Grass is Greener* (Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum)

*Funny Face* (Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire)

*Love in the Afternoon* (Audrey, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier)

*Sabrina* (Audrey, Bill Holden, Humphrey Bogart)

*Holiday* (Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant)

*It Happened One Night* (Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert)

*Mr Deeds Goes to Town* (Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur)

*The Thin Man* (William Powell, Myrna Loy)

*Libeled Lady* (William Powell, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy)

*Gentlemen Prefer Blondes* (Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell)

*How to Marry a Millionaire* (Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable, William Powell)

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Some others:

 

Ball of Fire (Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper)

 

The Lady Eve (Stanwyck and Henry Fonda)

 

A Foreign Affair (Marlene Dietrich, jean Arthur and John Lund)

 

Midnight (Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche and John Barrymore)

 

Woman of the Year (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn)

 

Pat and Mike (Tracy and Hepburn)

 

It Started in Naples (Clark Gable and Sophia Loren)

 

The Shop Around the Corner (James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan)

 

The Awful Truth (Cary Grant and Irene Dunn)

 

His Girl Friday (Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell ?ok not really romantic, but is funny)

 

To Have and Have Not (Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall)

 

Roman Holiday (Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck)

 

Almost any version of Pride and Prejudice

 

Not oldies, but still good:

 

You?ve Got Mail (Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks)

 

Sleepless in Seattle ( ditto)

 

When Harry Met Sally (Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal)

 

All of Me (Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin)

 

Moonstruck (Cher and Nicholas Cage)

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_Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?_ (1968) - Doris Day, Robert Morse.

 

_The Glass Bottom Boat_ (1966) - Doris Day, Rod Taylor.

 

_My Man Godfrey_ - William Powell, Carole Lombard.

 

_It Happened One Night_ (1934) - Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.

 

_Love on the Run_ - Joan Crawford, Clark Gable.

 

_When Ladies Meet_ - Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Greer Garson.

 

_The Ghost and Mrs. Muir_ (1947) - Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison.

 

_Breakfast at Tiffany's_ (1961) - Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard.

 

_Roman Holiday_ - Gregory Peck & Audrey Hepburn.

 

_Rome Adventure_ (1962) - Troy Donahue & Suzanne Pleshette.

 

I know not "classic", but "classic" in my book. Great romantic comedies!

 

_French Kiss_ (1995) - Meg Ryan & Kevin Kline.

 

_Romancing the Stone_ (1984)

 

_Pretty Woman_ (1990)

 

_It Started in Naples_ (1960) - Clark Gable & Sophia Loren

 

_Bus Stop_ (1956) - Marilyn Monroe.

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I've actually seen some of those...

 

That Touch of Mink (LOL!)

 

Woman of the Year was just out in TCM...Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn--I can actually understand why they got together. Mucho chemistry.

 

The Shop Around the Corner -- better than the Judy Garland version imo

 

The Awful Truth -- Sorry didn't care for it. I like Cary Grant but did not really care for this movie :-(

 

His Girl Friday -- Isn't this the one where they're both reporters? If it is LOL! I think I'll hide in the desk now lol.

 

It happened one Night - Good

 

Breakfast at Tiffany's -- Audrey Hepburn, sigh. I miss her.

 

The new ones too...I like. My favorite movie growing up was Pretty Woman. Then I got into old movies and they all became my favs with Pretty Woman. But I have to say the tops is Notting HIll.

 

*Anyways. Thanks all for the suggestions. I certainly appreciate it. I will scour all my resources for ALL of it. Thanks again!*

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Since your list included "Come September" and "Pillow Talk", I'd like to suggest one of my personal favorites from that era, though it may be hard to find. I taped it back when The Family Channel was showing all those Universal sex comedies about 15 years ago. It's called "For Love Or Money" and it easily stands with the best of them, like "Lover Come Back" and "The Thrill Of It All". Thelma Ritter plays a rich San Francisco socialite who hires lawyer Kirk Douglas to trick her daughters into handing over their financial affairs to him, with the object of matching them up with the mother's hand-picked suitors. The daughters are played by Mitzi Gaynor, Julie Newmar and Leslie Parrish (Daisy Mae in "L'il Abner"). Mitzi is a brainy motivational researcher, Julie is a health and fitness fanatic, and Leslie is a bohemian kook. Lots of fun, especially seeing Kirk Douglas do comedy.

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The only other one I know of is "Top Secret Affair" with Susan Hayward, from 1957. Susan wasn't the comedy type, let's just say, but Kirk was very chipper and gave it a good go.

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There is a good bit of humor in Tough Guys, the last Kirk Douglas/ Burt Lancaster movie. It might be a stretch to consider it a romantic comedy though.

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"What other comedies has Kirk done? "

 

He was rather wonderful in "The Devil's Disciple", the 1950s version of the George Bernard Shaw play. Very low-budget production, little known then or now, but one of his best performances.

 

He's not only very funny, but he quite outdoes his buddy Burt Lancaster, as well as Laurence Olivier (at a personal low point). Definitely something Kirk's fans should see.

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Kirk has a nice comedy touch in two Joseph Mankiewicz films: A Letter to Three Wives (his tirade against radio writing and contemporary advertising is a highlight) and There Was a Crooked Man. . .

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I cannot make any movie suggestions, anyone else out there having problems??? i have been a member for several years now, no one seems to be able to help me!

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I have had problems at times too. Sometimes if I signoff the TCM board then come back and resign on it will work. I can't explain why these things happen; like the time out issue when posting any messages here.

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i guess we have to suggest movies like this:

 

Anna Christie

Bringing up baby

romance with garbo 1930

conquest with boyer and garbo

top hat

flesh and devil (silent)

woman of affairs (silent)

mysterious lady (silent)

 

Mata Hari (uncut and uncensored)

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"Who's Got he Action?" with Dean Martin and Lana Turner has just been released on DVD. Not great, but kinda fun. Lana wasn't well-suited for comedy, in my opinion, so she always put extra effort into it. Comedy should seem effortless, so the strategy didn't always work for her. But if you liked "Bachelor In Paradise" with Lana and Bob Hope (and also "The Lady Takes a Flyer" with Jeff Chandler) you'd probably like this one. It also has Walter Matthau in an early role.

 

 

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I've listed some favorites - to my taste, all great stories and casts. you've probably seen many; hope you can check the others out!

 

 

ROMANTIC COMEDIES:

 

thoroughly modern millie

a new leaf

breakfast at tiffany

bell, book and candle

how to marry a millionaire

the moon is blue

alfie

cactus flower

bells are ringing

it should happen to you

on a clear day

three coins in a fountain

sabrina

walk don't run

what a way to go

the world of henry orient

thin man series - all

 

 

 

ROMANTIC/ more on the dramatic and melodramatic side:

 

dear heart

magnificent obsession

all that heaven allows

bonjour tritetesste

strangers when we meet

fanny

indiscreet

light in the piazza

a majority of one

lily

the roman spring of mrs. stone (original made in the 60s)

summertime

the hawaiians

the world of suzie wong

to sir with love

now voyager

mrs. skeffington

 

I look forward to seeing the ones suggested that I haven't seen yet -

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