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h2. COMEDIES OF THE 1930s AND 1940s

 

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ACROSS

 

02 Filmed in black and white, it includes a ten-minute fashion parade filmed in Technicolor

07 "They call me Mellow _____"

10 This is the film that turned these two into bona fide movie stars

13 It was advertised as their final film, and it was the last of five films made under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. However, they would return to the screen in 1946 and 1949

18 An actor has been billed as his character's name.. it's about a butler

19 A brandy liqueur, Grand Marnier's fruit flavor

20 The color of apple

21 Liz's eyes are this color

23 It was the actor's second and most popular sound ('talkie') feature. It is also one of his 'thrill' comedies

24 The film is about a family of rich snobs and an eccentric family

27 The film contrasts an Old World ghost dealing with American vulgarity

30 About the latest escapade of a playboy and a breach of promise suit by a chorus girl

32 Anonymous correspondents

35 We have a new Senator

36 Also a mystery film, surrounding a hard-drinking man

37 The Sanitarium has fallen on hard times

38 A drunken henpecked husband with a shrewish wife, disapproving mother-in-law, and savage children

42 It is the third of their released movies, and the first not to be an adaptation of one of their Broadway shows

44 This was the star's last starring film. He plays himself searching for a chance to promote a surreal screenplay he has written

45 This screenplay was later adapted into a successful 1956 theatrical musical and a musical film

47 A novel which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post from August 26-September 30, 1933, when the star of this film read it, and decided to buy the rights to it for $25,000

48 An editor works hard to derail a reporter's personal life

49 A murder victim and ghost tries to save her friend

51 A comedy of remarriage

52 Little _____ Jug

55 A wealthy woman is falsely accused of breaking up a marriage and sues

57 The Heart's color after a battle wound

58 A forgotten man

59 Father and daughter con artists

60 American romantic comedy film written by, directed by, and starring.. the star. The story follows the misadventures of his character as he falls in love with a blind girl and develops a friendship with a millionaire

61 A pre-Code story about a gal who lost her reputation - and never missed it!

 

DOWN

 

01 Originally a box-office disappointment with mixed reviews, this film concludes this team's five-picture contract with their studio and is now considered a masterpiece

03 An amateur pilot crashes when a control cable severs. He is "rescued"

04 They called each other "Adam" and "Eve"

05 What color sadness?

06 With the end of Prohibition, a bootlegger becomes a legitimate brewer.. and his daughter comes home with a fianc? that turns out to be a state cop

08 A Lord and Lady are coming to sup'

09 He juggles three girls at the same time

11 John Wayne

12 A screwball comedy involving an escaped accused murderer

14 A very small stateroom

15 He goes undercover at his store

16 "machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts"

17 The mixed colors of the evening skies in the SW desert.. also a popular alcoholic beverage

22 An O-filler

25 The film opens in a Manhattan radio studio

26 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was the second to accomplish this film's achievements

28 A new college president and his son, who convinces his father to recruit professional football players to help their team

29 A magazine publisher and his wife are celebrating their third wedding anniversary. They are very much in love and he gives her a diamond bracelet

31 Crime with light comedy about a physician

33 Under the cover of a satirical, light romance, this film depicts the Soviet Union as rigid and gray compared to the free and sunny society of pre-war days

34 Our star (a pilot) agrees to help a bandleader and an heiress elope

39 The color of money

40 A pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch

41 Another comedy of remarriage.. and broken clubs

43 A very large skeleton - missing one bone

46 A comment on the desperate employment and fiscal conditions many people faced during the Great Depression

49 A Brooklyn milkman who becomes middleweight boxing champion

50 This revolves around the shenanigans of getting a stage play produced and funded by a mysterious backer

52 Encyclopedic knowledge

53 Mischievous ghosts

54 Color of an overcast sky

56 An "All-Talking All-Color" musical comedy film photographed in two-color Technicolor. The plot of the film closely followed the stage show produced by Florenz Ziegfeld

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I'll start it.

 

2 ACROSS - *The Women* ?

 

7 ACROSS - Yellow ?

 

18 ACROSS - *Ruggles of Red Gap* ?

 

19 ACROSS - Orange ?

 

20 ACROSS - Red ?

 

21 ACROSS- Violet ? or Purple?

 

23 ACROSS - *Feet First* ?

 

24 ACROSS - *You Cant Take It With You*

 

51 ACROSS - *The Awful Truth* ?

 

52 ACROSS- Brown ?

 

59 ACROSS - *The Lady Eve* ?

 

4 DOWN - *My Favorite Wife* ?

 

5 DOWN - Blue

 

33 DOWN - *Ninotchka*

 

39 DOWN - Green

 

41 DOWN - *The Philadelphia Story* ?

 

43 DOWN - *Bringing Up Baby* ?

 

53 DOWN - *Topper* ?

 

54 DOWN - Gray?

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Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do. Here is my first cut at some answers:

 

13 Across - *The Big Store*

27 Across - *The Ghost Goes West* (My first guess was *The Canterville Ghost* but, needless to say, it didn't fit.)

32 Across - *The Shop Around The Corner*

35 Across - *Mr. Smith Goes To Washington*

36 Across - *The Thin Man* (One can never go wrong with William Powell and Myrna Loy!)

42 Across - *Monkey Business*

48 Across - *Our Girl Friday*

03 Down - *Here Comes Mr. Jordan*

06 Down - *A Slight Case Of Murder* (I thought I had a perfect answer for 10 Across but it didn't mesh with this perfecter answer for this one.)

26 Down - *It Happened One Night*

31 Down - *The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse* (Edward G. Robinson appears twice in a comedy puzzle? Works for me!)

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Green = correct Red = incorrect

 

02 Across - The Women

07 Across - Yellow

13 Across - The Big Store

18 Across - Ruggles Of Red Gap

19 Across - Orange

20 Across - Red

21 Across - Violet

23 Across - Feet First

24 Across - You Can't Take It With You

27 Across - The Ghost Goes West

32 Across - The Shop Around The Corner

35 Across - Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

36 Across - The Thin Man

42 Across - Monkey Business

48 Across - Our Girl Friday

51 Across - The Awful Truth

52 Across - Brown

59 Across - The Lady Eve

 

 

03 Down - Here Comes Mr. Jordan

04 Down - My Favorite Wife

05 Down - Blue

06 Down - A Slight Case Of Murder

26 Down - It Happened One Night

31 Down - The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse

33 Down - Ninotchka

39 Down - Green

41 Down - The Philadelphia Story

43 Down - Bringing Up Baby

53 Down - Topper

54 Down - Gray

 

 

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h2. COMEDIES OF THE 1930s AND 1940s

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RH Puzzle (for those who cannot slide the picture)

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REMAINING CLUES

 

ACROSS

 

 

10 This is the film that turned these two into bona fide movie stars

30 About the latest escapade of a playboy and a breach of promise suit by a chorus girl

37 The Sanitarium has fallen on hard times

44 This was the star's last starring film. He plays himself searching for a chance to promote

a surreal screenplay he has written

45 This screenplay was later adapted into a successful 1956 theatrical musical and a

musical film

47 A novel which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post from August 26 - September 30,

1933 when the star of this film read it, and decided to buy the rights to it for $25,000

49 A murder victim and ghost tries to save her friend

57 The Heart's color after a battle wound

58 A forgotten man

60 American romantic comedy film written by, directed by, and starring.. the star. The story

follows the misadventures of his character as he falls in love with a blind girl and develops a friendship with a millionaire

61 A pre-Code story about a gal who lost her reputation - and never missed it!

 

 

DOWN

 

 

01 Originally a box-office disappointment with mixed reviews, this film concludes this

team's five-picture contract with their studio and is now considered a masterpiece

08 A Lord and Lady are coming to sup'

09 He juggles three girls at the same time

11 John Wayne

12 A screwball comedy involving an escaped accused murderer

15 He goes undercover at his store

16 "machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts"

17 The mixed colors of the evening skies in the SW desert.. also a popular alcoholic beverage

22 An O-filler

25 The film opens in a Manhattan radio studio

28 A new college president and his son, who convinces his father to recruit professional

football players to help their team

29 A magazine publisher and his wife are celebrating their third wedding anniversary. They

are very much in love and he gives her a diamond bracelet

34 Our star (a pilot) agrees to help a bandleader and an heiress elope

40 A pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch

46 A comment on the desperate employment and fiscal conditions many people faced

during the Great Depression

49 A Brooklyn milkman who becomes middleweight boxing champion

50 This revolves around the shenanigans of getting a stage play produced and funded by a mysterious backer

52 Encyclopedic knowledge

56 An "All-Talking All-Color" musical comedy film photographed in two-color Technicolor.

The plot of the film closely followed the stage show produced by Florenz Ziegfeld

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h2. COMEDIES OF THE 1930s AND 1940s

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RH Puzzle (for those who cannot slide the picture)

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REMAINING CLUES

 

ACROSS

 

10 This is the film that turned these two into bona fide movie stars

44 This was the star's last starring film. He plays himself searching for a chance to promote

a surreal screenplay he has written

45 This screenplay was later adapted into a successful 1956 theatrical musical and a

musical film

47 A novel which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post from August 26-September 30,

1933 when the star of this film read it, and decided to buy the rights to it for $25,000

49 A murder victim and ghost tries to save her friend

58 A forgotten man

60 American romantic comedy film written by, directed by, and starring.. the star. The story

follows the misadventures of his character as he falls in love with a blind girl and develops a

friendship with a millionaire

61 A pre-Code story about a gal who lost her reputation - and never missed it!

 

DOWN

 

01 Originally a box-office disappointment with mixed reviews, this film concludes this

team's five-picture contract with their studio and is now considered a masterpiece

08 A Lord and Lady are coming to sup'

09 He juggles three girls at the same time

11 John Wayne

12 A screwball comedy involving an escaped accused murderer

15 He goes undercover at his store

16 "machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts"

17 The mixed colors of the evening skies in the SW desert.. also a popular alcoholic

beverage

22 An O-filler

25 The film opens in a Manhattan radio studio

28 A new college president and his son, who convinces his father to recruit professional

football players to help their team

29 A magazine publisher and his wife are celebrating their third wedding anniversary. They

are very much in love and he gives her a diamond bracelet

34 Our star (a pilot) agrees to help a bandleader and an heiress elope

40 A pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch

46 A comment on the desperate employment and fiscal conditions many people faced

during the Great Depression

49 A Brooklyn milkman who becomes middleweight boxing champion

52 Encyclopedic knowledge

56 An "All-Talking All-Color" musical comedy film photographed in two-color Technicolor.

The plot of the film closely followed the stage show produced by Florenz Ziegfeld

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I can't believe I wrote "Our" instead of "His" with respect to *His Girl Friday*. With those types of mistakes, I should probably be watching Nickelodeon rather than TCM! :_|

 

And for my next set of potential answers:

 

45 Across - *Pygmalion* (I had realized that this clue referred to *My Fair Lady* on my first review of this puzzle last night. But I couldn't shake loose the name of the original George Bernard Shaw play from the cobwebs of my mind at that time.)

60 Across - *City Lights* (Of course Charlie Chaplin had to part of this puzzle somewhere.)

05 Down - *The Devil And Miss Jones*

16 Down - *The Great Dictator* (My first guess for this clue was *Modern Times* (which, of course, didn't fit). This was my second guess. Either way, I had the right star.)

22 Down - *Mr. Deeds Goes To Town*

25 Down - *The Ghost Breakers* (Nice to see Bob Hope make an appearance. One of my favorites of his movies.)

28 Down - *Horse Feathers* (How many Marx Brothers movies are in this puzzle?)

46 Down - *Modern Times* (And my wrong guess for 16 Down comes in handy later in the puzzle.)

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You can store your 'Our' away for future use, should

I include Our Miss Brooks in a later puzzle ;)

 

Your 05 Down - Should be 15 Down - The Devil And...

I will suppose you misread the number and give it to you

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Green = correct Red = incorrect

 

45 Across - Pygmalion

60 Across - City Lights

 

15 Down - The Devil And Miss Jones

16 Down - The Great Dictator

22 Down - Mr. Deeds Goes To Town

25 Down - The Ghost Breakers

28 Down - Horse Feathers

46 Down - Modern Times

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h2. COMEDIES OF THE 1930s AND 1940s

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RH Puzzle (for those who cannot slide the picture)

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REMAINING CLUES

 

ACROSS

 

10 This is the film that turned these two into bona fide movie stars

44 This was the star's last starring film. He plays himself searching for a chance to

promote a surreal screenplay he has written

47 A novel which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post from August 26-September 30,

1933, when the star of this film read it, and decided to buy the rights to it for $25,000

49 A murder victim and ghost tries to save her friend

58 A forgotten man

61 A pre-Code story about a gal who lost her reputation - and never missed it!

 

DOWN

 

01 Originally a box-office disappointment with mixed reviews, this film concludes this

team's five-picture contract with their studio and is now considered a masterpiece

08 A Lord and Lady are coming to sup'

09 He juggles three girls at the same time

11 John Wayne

12 A screwball comedy involving an escaped accused murderer

17 The mixed colors of the evening skies in the SW desert.. also a popular

alcoholic beverage

29 A magazine publisher and his wife are celebrating their third wedding anniversary.

They are very much in love and he gives her a diamond bracelet

34 Our star (a pilot) agrees to help a bandleader and an heiress elope

40 A pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch

49 A Brooklyn milkman who becomes middleweight boxing champion

52 Encyclopedic knowledge

56 An "All-Talking All-Color" musical comedy film photographed in two-color Technicolor.

The plot of the film closely followed the stage show produced by Florenz Ziegfeld

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h2. COMEDIES OF THE 1930s AND 1940s

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RH Puzzle (for those who cannot slide the picture)

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REMAINING CLUES

 

ACROSS

 

44 This was the star's last starring film. He plays himself searching for a chance to

promote a surreal screenplay he has written

47 A novel which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post from August 26-September 30,

1933, when the star of this film read it, and decided to buy the rights to it for $25,000

49 A murder victim and ghost tries to save her friend

58 A forgotten man

61 A pre-Code story about a gal who lost her reputation - and never missed it!

 

DOWN

 

01 Originally a box-office disappointment with mixed reviews, this film concludes this

team's five-picture contract with their studio and is now considered a masterpiece

08 A Lord and Lady are coming to sup'

09 He juggles three girls at the same time

11 John Wayne

17 The mixed colors of the evening skies in the SW desert.. also a popular alcoholic beverage

29 A magazine publisher and his wife are celebrating their third wedding anniversary.

They are very much in love and he gives her a diamond bracelet

40 A pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch

49 A Brooklyn milkman who becomes middleweight boxing champion

52 Encyclopedic knowledge

56 An "All-Talking All-Color" musical comedy film photographed in two-color Technicolor.

The plot of the film closely followed the stage show produced by Florenz Ziegfeld

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