A landmark screwball comedy from Hollywood's golden age, My Man Godfrey follows the madcap antics of a ditzy debutante (Carole Lombard) who stumbles upon a "forgotten man" (William Powell) at the city dump. Determined to help Godfrey out, she offers him work in her household and he soon becomes the perfect butler for her eccentric family. As the family's antics grow increasingly more absurd, it is only a matter of time before Godfrey's secret past is revealed. Featuring brilliant comedic performances by Carole Lombard and William Powell along with Mischa Auer and Alice Brady, this timeless comedy classic was the first film ever to receive Academy Award nominations in all four acting categories.
The hilarity doesn't let up for a moment in this classic screwball comedy starring Cary Grant and the irrepressible Katherine Hepburn. Grant plays David Huxely, an up-tight, stuffy paleontologist. While on a golf course, he has a run-in with the irrepressible, unfathomable Susan Vance(Hepburn), an imp if ever there was. Deciding on the spot that David is the man for her, she proceeds to bedevil him at every turn with classic comedy results. Year: 1938 Director: Howard Hawks Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn MPAA Rating: NOTRATED (c) 1938 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved
An all-star cast headlines this Oscar-nominated screwball comedy about an editor who hires a gigolo to compromise an heiress who threatens to sue his paper. Starring Oscar-winner Spencer Tracy ("Bad Day at Black Rock," "Adam's Rib"), "Thin Man" duo William Powell and Myrna Loy, and Blonde Bombshell Jean Harlow ("Bombshell"). Nominated for Best Picture.
The captivating Claudette Colbert stars as the frustrated wife of struggling engineer Joel McCrea. In a seemingly amicable agreement, Colbert hops a train to Palm Beach where divorces come easy. Desperate to escape a group of obnoxious millionaires on the train to Florida, Colbert hides out in a sleeping car where she meets, unbeknownst to her, one of the world's richest men (Rudy Vallee) who is relentless in his attempt to romance her. Upon their arrival in Palm Beach, Colbert is met by her husband who has come to claim her back only to find that Vallee's man-crazy sister (Mary Astor) is after him! The foursome's story unfolds through intensely humorous dialogue, flirtatious situations and a splendid soundtrack.
A spirited romantic comedy, Ghost Town is the story of Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais), a cranky Manhattan dentist who develops the unwelcome ability to see dead people. Really annoying dead people. But, when a smooth-talking ghost (Greg Kinnear) traps Bertram into a romantic scheme involving his widow Gwen (Tea Leoni), they are entangled in a hilarious predicament between the now and the hereafter!
When recent widow Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney) rents a house by the ocean, she discovers that it's haunted by a cantankerous sea captain (Rex Harrison). In an unlikely turn of events, the two develop a friendship. The captain even helps her earn money by "ghostwriting" a book. Eventually, they fall in love, but their romance is challenged when a flesh-and-blood suitor (George Sanders) turns up.
High-spirited high jinks on Christmas Eve put Frank Cross (Bill Murray) in a ghostly time warp in this hilarious take-off of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Cross, who has made the meteoric rise from the depths of the mailroom to TV network president, is mean, nasty, uncaring, unforgiving and has a sadistic sense of humor - perfect qualities for a modern-day Scrooge.Before the night is over, he'll be visited by a maniacal New York cab driver from the past, a present-day fairy who's into pratfalls and, finally, a ghoulish, seven-foot headless messenger from the future.
"Clowning, kissing, kidding, cavorting" -- words not normally used to advertise the celluloid pairings of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon, but clearly studio publicity was giddy at the thought of good girl Greer stepping out of her comfort zone and onto the naughty side in Julia Misbehaves. Dancehall girl Julia Packett (Greer Garson) has not seen her daughter since shortly after her birth, forced to separate from the upper class husband (Walter Pidgeon) by the snobby clan he calls family. Depending on her beauty, wiles and the kindness of a variety of gentlemen, she is startled to receive a wedding invitation in the post. An invite from the same daughter, Susan (Elizabeth Taylor), she has not seen in 20 years. It's off to France, where, to secure her daughter's happiness (and maybe her own) Julia will once again shock her staid in-laws.
Any Wednesday you'll find slick business tycoon John Cleves (Jason Robards) cuddling up with Ellen Gordon (Jane Fonda) in what she calls her apartment and what tax-conscious John calls his company's executive suite. It's a cozy arrangement until one Wednesday is followed by that Thursday, the day a visiting businessman from Akron (Dean Jones) shows up -- accidentally assigned to the "executive suite." From the 983-performance stage hit, Any Wednesday hits the screen with an expert cast (including Rosemary Murphy as the shrewd Mrs. Cleves, recreating her Tony-nominated Broadway performance) and an unbeatable luster that only Manhattan location filming brings. Any Wednesday sparkles like a Tiffany window display. It's a romantic-comedy gem just too tempting to pass up.