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Funniest Romantic Comedies


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I love anything with Judy Holliday: "You Should be so lucky" was a riot. Doris Day and Rock Hudson/Spencer Tracey and Katharine Hepburn movies were the best. Also, "How to Steal a Million" was just hilarious. Audrey always did well in the romantic comedy bit I think. Also loved "Monkey Business" with Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant. They were always cute together.

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What's You Should Be So Lucky? I'd never heard of that one. Maybe you're thinking of It Should Happen To You wherein Judy Holliday plays Gladys Glover, a woman who gains fame by placing her name on billboards around the isle of Manhattan?

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The Lady Eve

The Mad Miss Manton

It's Love I'm After

Four's a Crowd

It Should Happen to Jane

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

The Palm Beach Story

My Man Godfrey

Nothing Sacred

Wise Girl

Trouble In Paradise

The Major and the Minor

Tom Dick and Harry

Bachelor Mother

That Uncertain Feeling

Ninotchka

Vivacious Lady

Having a Wonderful Time

Star of Midnight

In Person

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As soon as I hit "post message", so many other ones popped into my head.

 

Piccadilly Jim

The Girl From Missouri

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Hands Across the Table

Remember the Night

Christmas In Connecticut

Platinum Blonde

You Belong To Me

The Man In Possession

Private Lives

Man-Proof

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

The Last of Mrs. Cheney

Love On the Run

Quality Street (the one with Davies, not with Hepburn)

Show People

Three Loves Has Nancy

Even Since Eve

Love Crazy

I Love You Again

Double Wedding

Modern Times

Third Finger, Left Hand

Libeled Lady

 

I hold the extremely unpopular opinion that Katharine Hepburn was irritating and grating in most of her comedies. Her dramatic performances, like Long Days Journey Into Night and Lion In Winter, are were she shines.

 

As for modern romcoms, I love Bridget Jones's Diary. Because I pretty much am Bridget. I also like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill (despite the fact that I don't really like Julia Roberts), Love Actually, Jerry Maguire, Down With Love, Clueless, The Princess Bride, Secretary, Beautiful Girls, and Chasing Amy.

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HI,

I was wondering if you know of any reason Irene Dunne couldn't have been enticed out of retirement to make the remake of LOVE AFFAIR with Cary Grant? Irene's last movie was in 1952, AN AFFAIR was 1957, She was born in December,1904, while Cary was born January,1904. Deborah Kerr was born Sept, 1921. Could AGE have made a difference, even though Irene and Cary were only 11 months apart in age, and had a chemistry in several classic films from the 1930's???

Was Irene tired of making movies?

Thanks!

dave

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> I hold the extremely unpopular opinion that Katharine

> Hepburn was irritating and grating in most of her

> comedies. Her dramatic performances, like Long Days

> Journey Into Night and Lion In Winter, are were she

> shines.

 

Mostly it's that awful voice of hers. It's like fingernails scraped on a blackboard. Personally I find her annoying in both drama and comedy.

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Some sources give Irene Dunne's actual birthyear as 1898. At about the time " An Affair to Remember " was being made she was at the U.N., having been appointed by President Eisenhower to a position there. Ingrid Bergman was experiencing a renaissance in her career at this time, after her exile to Europe, and was considered better box - office.

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The repartee is sharp and I enjoyed how Grant and Russell would

overplay on each other's lines in His Girl Friday. Plus I loved her hat

and suit. Ralph Bellamy made it possible for some of the fun, though,

with his innocence.

 

One comedy I enjoyed that I don't believe any one else mentioned

was Dear Ruth with WIlliam Holden and Joan Caulfied.

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"My Man Godfrey" (1936) was absolutely delicious.

"Bachelor Mother" (1939) was really funny especially when Ginger would give

that little laugh "haha" when she and the audience knew something that David

Niven didn't. At the end she gives that little laugh and David Niven says "what

does that mean" and she goes "Nothing just haha".

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