Category: screwball comedy


I am totally addicted to this show! They aren’t on anymore, it ran for 7 seasons, and all 7 season are now out on DVD (they also have an amazing Collectors Edtion set with all 7 seasons in a super neat box)

The first 4 seasons are my favorites. Loralie is a single mom or Rory, a smart funny teenager. They are really more like best friends then mother/daughter.

This is a great show, but like I said, the first 4 seasons are the best. As the show went on, it really got different. Rory went from being a girl-with-her-head-on-her-sholders type of gal, to a kind of rebellious, I don’t care anymore type. And it wasn’t as good after Rory went to college.

If you’re looking for a great tv show to get addicted to, check out seasons 1-7 of The Gilmore Girls. I can promise you that you won’t be disappointed!

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Here is a list of some of my favorite Christmas movies and cds! All of the movies are available on DVD!

it_a_wonderful_life_dvd_large“It’s a Wonderful Life” Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. This is a classic, black and white Christmas movie!

images“White Christmas” Starring Danny Kaye, Rosmary Clooney, and Bing Crosby. This is one of my favorite Christmas movies! It has the best music, and great dances!

“Holiday Inn” Starring Fred Astair and Bing Crosby. This is a great Christmas, or any holiday movie! It’s a classic black and white, musical.

e52“Holiday Affair” Starring Robert Mitchum. This is such a good movie! They also re-made it in the 90’s. Both versions are great, but I think I like the original the best!

i“Gremilns” Ok, this isn’t exactly a Christmas movie, but it does take place during Winter, and during Christmas!

3243“Noel By Josh Groban” This is Josh Grobans first Christmas cd! It’s really great, and I’m not even a Christmas music type of person!

images1Ashley Tisdales “Last Christmas” single. You can get this song on ITunes! It’s really good!

yrt“Bishop’s Wife” Starring Cary Grant and Loretta Young. This is a really good, fun Christmas movie!

images2“Christmas in Connecticut” Starring Barbara Stanwyck. This is such a funny movie! It’s one of my favs!

yrt1“Mrs Santa Claus” Starring Angela Lansbury. This is a cute Christmas musical! Angela Lansbury is really good in it!

This comedy stars Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. This was such a funny movie!

Tyrone Power plays Thomas Jefferson Tyler, a ace reporter who wants the inside scoop on heiress, Sara Farley (Tierney). Tierney falls in love with him, but once she sees what he wrote about her, she gets just a little upset! So as payback, she decides to tell all the newspapers that she and Thomas are married! She goes on with this little joke through the whole movie, even though he keeps begging her to tell the truth! This was SUCH a funny movie! I really recommend it! Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney were very good together. They were also in “Razors Edge”. I give it a A!

This comedy stars Ginger Rogers, George Murphy, Burgess Meredith, Alan Marshall, and Phil Silvers. Rogers plays a girl who has big dreams of meeting a millionaire and marrying him. She meets 3 guys, a dependable one who’s slowly on his way (Murphy). A kind and caring, but poor guy (Marshall). And a millionaire (Meredith). She has to choose between the three, but she just can’t make up her mind! This is a really funny movie! I give it a B-.

This comedy stars Myrna Loy and Cary Grant. Loy and Grant play a married couple with two girls who are living in a small apartment in a big city. Tired of always bumping into each other in their tiny apartment, they decide to buy a big old house in the country. It doesn’t go as well as they hope! They find out that they have to tear the house down, and build a new one. But it’s not as easy as it sounds! Every minute something goes wrong, from having no windows to not finding any water for their well! This is one of the funniest movies ever!!!! Grant and Loy are GREAT together! I give this movie a A+++!!!

 

 

This movie stars William Powell and Myrna Loy with Gail Patrick, Jack Carson, and Florence Bates. Powell and Loy play a married couple. On the evening of their 4th wedding anniversary, Loy thinks that her husband is seeing his old girlfriend. So she files for a divorce. He decides to act insane to postpone the proceedings and to have time to prove that she was wrong! This is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen! It’s just great! I give it a A++!!

This comedy stars Charles Boyer and Margaret Sullavan. Boyer plays a playwright and Sullavan is a doctor. They fall in love and decide to get married on a impulse. This is a really funny movie! I give it a B+!

This movie stars Raven Symone and Martin Lawrence. Raven plays a girl who’s getting ready to go to college, but her dad doesn’t want her to go to one that isn’t close to home. So he decides to go on a road trip with her to find the perfect college! I actually liked this movie!! It didn’t get that great of reviews, but I thought it was good. It did have some really dumb parts though! I give it a C.

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This comedy stars Ginger Rogers, and Ray Milland. When Susan (Rogers) decides to go back to her hometown, after trying, and failing, to get a job in New York, she finds out that the train fair has gone up. She doesn’t have enough money, so she disguises herself as a 12 year old! Later on the train, she meets a major (Milland)! She starts falling in love with him, but he still thinks she only 12!! This is a really funny movie!!! I LOVE it! I give it a A++!!!

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This light hearted comedy stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. Grant and Dunne play a married couple who don’t trust each other to much, so they decide to get a divorce. And then they both try to find new boyfriend/girlfriend!! They own a dog, and Dunne wins costudy of the dog, but Grant gets visitation rights, so they keep having to see each other! This is a REALLY funny movie! It’s a must see!! I give it a A++!!!

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This color musical stars Gene Kelly and Judy Garland! Garland plays a gal who is in love with a legendary pirate, Macoco. Kelly plays a travling singer, and by accident, Garland mistakenly thinks that he is Mococo, and falls in love with him, even though she’s engaged! This movie did not do very well when it came out, I don’t know why! I LOVE it, it’s a great movie! Kelly and Garland are a GREAT team, it’s a good story, and has great music numbers like “Nina”, “Mack the Black”, “Love of My Life”, “You Can do No Wrong”, and “Be a Clown”. I give this movie a A! 

This musical-comedy stars Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, and Cecil Parker. Kaye plays a a jester who tries, with some outlaws, to overthrow the king. This is movie was okay. I give it a C+.

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“Don’t get it wet. Keep it aways from bright light. And no matter how much it cries or begs, NEVER EVER feed it after midnight!”       

These are the 3 rules for keeping Gizmo, a mogwai. But as you can probably guess, he gets wet. I can’t really say what happens if he gets wet, because it will give away the movie, so you’ll just have to watch it and see!! I love this movie! I give it a A+!!

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The comedy stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz with Marjorie Main, and Keenan Wynn. This is one of my favorite comedy movies! Ball and Arnaz play  newlyweds on their honeymoon. They deciede to buy a trailer, so that they can just travel anywhere they want to, with the comforts of home! But, it’s not quit as easy as it seems! They get into a mess of trouble along the way! I LOVE this movie and I give it a A++!!

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Nelson Eddy and Rise Stevens star in this musical comedy. Eddy and Stevens play a married couple who are very famous musical comedy stars. Eddy thinks the Stevens isn’t in love with him anymore, and that she will fall for any guy in a uniform. So, he decides to dress up as a Russian nobleman, to ‘test’ Stevens! This is a REALLY funny movie, and has some great music numbers in it! I give this movie a A++!Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

This movie stars Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, and Gene Kelly. Skelton plays a guy who is in love with Ball, but Kelly really likes her too! It’s really neat to see Lucy in something other than I Love Lucy! I give this movie a D-.

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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketShe made over 280 shows!! Her first show aired in 1950. Each was about 30 minutes long, and were like a mini movie. She was named America’s best dress actress, because at the beginning of each show, she would do her ‘famous’ swirl through the door to introduce the show, and she would wear a newest designer dresses. The first season is out on dvd, and I give it an A+! They really did a bad job restoring it though, which was dissapointing. 

Deanna Durbin made 21 movies. Here is a list and description of her movies.

Three Smart Girls~1936

This was Deanna’s first movie. She plays the youngest of three daughters whose parents are divorced. When they find out that their dad is going to get remarried (and that their mom is still in love with him) they deciede to go to New York (not having seen their dad in years) and try to get them back together again! This movie also stars Ray Milland, Barbara Read, Nan Grey, and Binnie Barnes.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

100 Men and a Girl~1937

In this movie, Deanna plays a girls whos dad is a struggling musician. She tries to get jobs for him and 100 men who are also struggling musicicans! This movie also stars Adolphe Menjou, and Leopold Stokowski. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Mad About Music~1938

This movie has Deanna as girl whos mom is a famous actress, but no one can know that she has a daughter, because they might think she’s old. So Deanna stays at a bording school in Switzerland. She also dosen’t have a dad, so she makes one up! This movie also stars Herbert Marshal and Gail Patrick.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

That Certain Age~1938

In this movie, Deanna falls in love with her parents house guest (he’s old enough to be her dad!)! This movie also stars Melven Douglas, Jackie Cooper, and Irene Rich. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Three Smart Girls Grow Up~1939

This is the sequal to Three Smart Girls. Wedding bells are chiming for her 2  sisters, but there’s trouble. They aren’t in love with the guys their engaged to, so Deanna helps out!Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

First Love~1939

In this movie, Deanna gets her first screen kiss. It’s a fairy tale type movie. She has a ‘evil’ cousin and aunt and meets her ‘prince charming’ at a ball! This movie also stars Robert Stack, Eugene Pallette, and Helen Parrish.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

It’s a Date~1940

In this movie, Deanna’s mom is a famous actress who want’s a role in a play that they have given to Deanna. This movie stars Walter Pidgeon and Kay Francis.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Spring Parade~1945

This is a harder to find movie of hers. This movie fairy tale like. She gets a fortune and everything it says starts to come true! It also stars Robert Cummings and S.Z Sakall. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Nice Girl?~1941

Deanna, in this movie, falls in love with a man that works for her dad (the guy she falls in love with much older than her!)! This movie also stars, Franchot Tone and Robert Stack.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

It Started With Eve~1941

This is my favorite of all her movies! A guys dad is dying, and the dad wants to see his sons fiance. Not being able to find her, he grabs Deanna and offers to pay her if she’ll just pretend that she’s his fiance for a few minutes. The dad gets better though, and they have to keep up this charade! This movie also stars Robert Cummings and Charles Laughton.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

The Amazing Mrs. Holiday~1943

In this movie, Deanna is trying to help world war 2 children that have been left behind. This movie also stars Edmond O’Brien and Bary Fitzgerald.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Hers To Hold~1943

Another hard to find movie. This was a sequal to Three Smart Girls Grow Up, but it’s pretty hard to tell. She falls in love with a flyer in the war. It also stars Jospeh Cotton.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

His Butlers Sister~1943

In this movie, Deanna thinks that her brother is rich, only to find out that he really is a butler to a famous playwrite. She deciedes to take a job as a maid too, so that she can audtion for him! It als stars, Francho Tone and Pat O’Brien.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Christmas Holiday~1944

This was Deanna’s first and only film noir movie. She falls in love with a guy who turns out to be a murderer. It also stars Gene Kelly.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Can’t Help Singing~1944

This was Deanna’s only color movie. She goes west to find the guy she want’s to marry, and ends up on the Oregon trail.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Lady on a Train~1945

In this movie, Deanna is on a train and looks out her window and sees a man killed, but no on will believe her! This movie also stars David Bruce.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Because of Him~1946

Deanna deciedes to go to the big apple in hopes to be a sucessful actress on the stage. This movie also stars Franchot Tone and Charles LaughtonPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I’ll Be Yours~1946

Deanna plays a girl gets a job working at a movie theater. She meets a lawyer and falls in love with him. This movie also stars Tom Drake.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Something in the Wind~1947

Deanna finds out that her aunt was once in love with a high society guy, but they family didn’t approve. This movie also stars Donald O’Connor.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Up in Central Park~1948

Deanna plays a immigrant from Ireland back in the 1800’s. It also stars Vincent Price.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

For the Love of Mary~1948

This was Deanna’s last movie, even though she was only 27. She plays a switchboard girl in Washington.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

“Unexpectedly delightful. Several memorable moments.”~Halliwell’s film and video guide.

This movie stars Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Shirley Temple. This is SO funny! Shirley Temple is 17 and falls in love with Cary Grant, who is old enough to be her father! I give this movie an A++++!!!!Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby is the funniest movie I have ever seen! It was made in 1938 and stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant and oh yeah, a leopard named Baby! Grant plays a paleontologist who is trying to find a intercostal clavicle bone for a brontosaurus and Hepburn plays a scattrerbrain heiress who falls in love with the scientific speaking, glass wearing Cary Grant, and who also has a leopard! They really have some adventures in this movie! Everything from chasing a leopard, to landing in jail and escaping in a very funny way! It is absolutely HYSTERICAL!! I give it a definite A+!