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Monday, May 29, 2006

THE ERA OF "SCREWBALL COMEDY" FILMS, 1934-1941

by Jim McAllister

"Screwball" comedy was popular in Hollywood films from about 1934 until the early 1940's. Last November I devoted two columns (11-9, 11-16) to discussing the musicals of the same period and how their purpose was to cheer up audiences of the Depression and try to make them really believe that "We’re in the Money". The screwball comedies were designed to do basically the same thing during the same period and, like the musicals, they usually added a bit of commentary to their stories.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jim,
I enjoyed your comments about "screwball comedy" movies. They made me chuckle and reminded me of how innocent those times were.
NEM

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