Comedy

Smartest Girl in Town (1936) Joseph Santley

Smartest Girl in Town 1936
Modeling furs has given our heroine Cookie a taste for them, so she’s determined to marry a rich man. Scheduled to meet a male model aboard a yacht, she meets the yacht’s rich owner Dick Smith instead; he welcomes the confusion of identity and sets out to win her by force of personality alone. It’s an uphill battle. Lots of wry repartee.

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She’s Got Everything (1937) Joseph Santley

She's Got Everything 1937
Carol Rogers returns from Europe to discover that her recently deceased father has left her with huge debts and no resources to pay them. Aunt Jane suggests that Carol marry a South American millionaire, but, Carol refuses and vows to find a job instead. Waldo, a bookmaker, and Aunt Jane plot the perfect scheme. They arrange for Carol to be hired as a secretary for rich bachelor racetrack enthusiast and coffee magnate , Fuller Partridge. Fuller soon falls for Carol but doesn’t let her know. Aunt Jane and Waldo try to set up a romantic interlude for the two at a resort. They insist Carol join them at the resort to recuperate from her near breakdown at work. Fuller, a workaholic refuses to go – Carol goes up alone. Waldo phones Fuller that Carol is delirious and is calling out for him. Fuller rushes up to the resort. Meanwhile, Waldo and Aunt Jane hire a hypnotist to hypnotize Carol to become delirious. By mistake, Aunt Jane is hypnotized instead and is calling out for Fuller.

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Blinkende lygter / Flickering Lights (2000) Anders Thomas Jensen

Blinkende lygter (2000)
Four small gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,000,000 kroner which they were supposed to bring him. Trying to escape to Barcelona they are forced to stop in the countryside, in an old, wrecked house, hiding there for several weeks. Slowly, one after another, they realize, that they would like to stay there, starting a new life, renovating the house and forming it into a restaurant. But they can’t avoid being caught up by their past.

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Key to the City (1950) George Sidney

Key to the City 1950
At a mayors convention in San Francisco, ex-longshoreman Steve Fisk meets Clarissa Standish from New England. Fisk is mayor of “Puget City” and is proud of his rough and tumble background. Standish is mayor of “Winona, Maine”, and is equally proud of her education and dedication to the people who elected her. Thrown together, the two opposites attract and their escapades during the convention get each of them in hot water back home.

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Divorce American Style (1967) Bud Yorkin

Divorce American Style (1967)
After 17 years, things have got too predictable and stale. They argue, they visit a marriage counselor, Richard (drunk) visits a prostitute. They split up. After meeting other people, they are re-united at a night club where they realize that their marriage was better than their divorce.

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Holy Matrimony (1943) John M. Stahl

Holy Matrimony (1943)
Famed English painter Priam Farll has spent the last 25 years living in various remote locations with only his trusted manservant, Henry Leek, for company. While Farll is summoned to London to receive a knighthood, Leek falls ill and dies. Wishing to avoid the ostentation knighthood ceremony, the reclusive painter assumes his valet’s identity. Farll, posing as Leek, soon receives a letter from Alice Chalice, a widow who has been corresponding with Leek through a marriage bureau and is expecting to finally meet her beloved in person…

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