Comedy

A Warm Corner (1930) Victor Saville, Leslie Henson, Heather Thatcher, Austin Melford, Comedy, Romance

A Warm Corner (1930)
This early Gainsborough flick is truly a lost treasure, and easily one of the most daring and risque films ever made. At least half a dozen different tales seem to be going on at once, all finally meeting in the end. The story starts in the Lido hotel where our “Pickles” remarks upon the fact that everyone in the register is called Smith. He’s trying to chat up Mimi so she’ll split up with her boyfriend as her boyfriend’s uncle has other plans for his nephew – alas what no one knows is that he and Mimi have already been married for a few months, on the sly! The best scenes in the movie were Mimi’s, if you like Anne Crawford you’ll like this actress, she’s a real gem.

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A Slight Case of Murder (1938) Lloyd Bacon, Edward G. Robinson, Jane Bryan, Allen Jenkins, Comedy, Crime

A Slight Case of Murder (1938)
Remy Marco, Prohibition beer baron, figures he’ll do even better after repeal. Only trouble is, his beer tastes terrible. (He drinks no beer himself and nobody dares tell him). Four years later, when he’s about bankrupt, he visits his summer home in Saratoga, complete with: 1) a dead-end-kid orphan; 2) his daughter’s fiance…a state trooper!, 3) the bodies of four gangsters who planned to ambush Remy but had a shootout; 4) half a million in loot they hid in the house…just the amount Remy needs to get out of hock. The comic confusion mounts…

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Go West (1940) Edward Buzzell, Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Comedy, Musical, Western

Go West (1940)
Embezzler, shill, all around confidence man S. Quentin Quale is heading west to find his fortune; he meets the crafty but simple brothers Joseph and Rusty Panello in a train station, where they steal all his money. They’re heading west, too, because they’ve heard you can just pick the gold off the ground. Once there, they befriend an old miner named Dan Wilson whose property, Dead Man’s Gulch, has no gold. They loan him their last ten dollars so he can go start life anew, and for collateral, he gives them the deed to the Gulch.

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Caro diario / Dear Diary (1993) Nanni Moretti, Renato Carpentieri, Giovanna Bozzolo, Biography, Comedy, Drama

Caro diario AKA Dear Diary (1993)
Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend around a set of remote islands in search of peace to finish his new film and consulting doctor after doctor to cure his annoying rash to cast a humorous look at his life and those around him.

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College Holiday (1936) Frank Tuttle, Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Comedy

College Holiday (1936)
Sylvia Smith and Dick Winters share a romantic kiss at a dance, but Sylvia is called away before Dick can learn her full name. Sylvia’s father is about to lose his California hotel, the Casa Del Mar, thanks to the financial blundering of his new business partner J. Davis Bowster. The mortgage is held by eccentric heiress Carola P. Gaye, whose current fascination is with the ancient Greek-style eugenics championed by Prof. Hercules Dove.

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