Top Screwball movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent We're the Millers on DVD We're the Millers
Synopsis
When a small-time pot dealer gets mugged, he needs to find a way to pay back his supplier. Agreeing to smuggle in a major stash from Mexico, he rounds up a fake family to act as his cover, and they head for the border in an RV.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Molly C. Quinn, Tomer Sisley, Matthew Willig
Director
Director
Rawson Marshall Thurber
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Screwball, Late Night Comedies
Rent The Internship on DVD The Internship
Synopsis
Two out-of-work salesmen, lacking the digital-savvy skills they need to find jobs, sign on as interns at a high-tech company. While their new assignment may give them the training they need, it also means staying one step ahead of their ignorance.
Cast
Cast
Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Max Minghella, Aasif Mandvi, Josh Brener, Dylan O'Brien, Tiya Sircar, Tobit Raphael, Josh Gad, Jessica Szohr
Director
Director
Shawn Levy
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Screwball
Rent Some Like It Hot on DVD Some Like It Hot
Synopsis
When musicians Jerry and Joe accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, they get out of town the only way they know how -- dressed as women. But things heat up on the road when they meet a curvy blonde who plays the ukulele.
Cast
Cast
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee, Billy Gray, George E. Stone
Director
Director
Billy Wilder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Romantic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent The Philadelphia Story on DVD The Philadelphia Story
Synopsis
Socialite Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) prepares to remarry, but her ex (Cary Grant) and a tabloid reporter (Best Supporting Actor Oscar-winner James Stewart) have other ideas as they converge on her home for a fateful visit. The three stars form an incomparable trio in one of the most tantalizing screwball romances ever. And under the direction of George Cukor, this once-urbane Broadway comedy springs to life with precision and wit.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler, Henry Daniell
Director
Director
George Cukor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Daddy's Home on DVD Daddy's Home
Synopsis
After marrying an alluring divorcée with two children, Brad steps eagerly into his role as stepdad. However, chronic interference from the kids' suave natural father leads to a slapstick rivalry between the two determined men.
Cast
Cast
Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Hannibal Buress, Scarlett Estevez, Owen Vaccaro, Didi Costine
Director
Director
Sean Anders, John Morris
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Screwball
Rent Down with Love on DVD Down with Love
Synopsis
It's the swinging 1960s in New York City, and all the ladies are angling for the attention of handsome journalist Catcher Block (Ewan McGregor). All of them save Barbara Novak (Renée Zellweger), a feminist advice columnist who stands for everything the womanizing Block doesn't. David Hyde Pierce, Tony Randall and Sarah Paulson co-star in this colorful tribute to the classic Doris Day-Rock Hudson romantic comedies.
Cast
Cast
Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Paulson, Rachel Dratch, Jack Plotnick, Tony Randall, John Aylward, Warren Munson, Michael Ensign, Jeri Ryan, Melissa George
Director
Director
Peyton Reed
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Comedies, Spoofs and Satire, Screwball
Rent It Happened One Night on DVD It Happened One Night
Synopsis
Runaway socialite Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) is en route to the Big Apple to elope and along the way she meets a crusty newspaperman (Clark Gable). But a string of zany misadventures leads them to realize they're madly if reluctantly in love.
Cast
Cast
Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas, Alan Hale, Arthur Hoyt, Blanche Friderici, Charles C. Wilson
Director
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Screwball, Romantic Comedies
Rent Let's Be Cops on DVD Let's Be Cops
Synopsis
When two pals show up at a costume party dressed as cops, they end up being mistaken for the real thing and get drawn into a bona-fide crime drama. Despite a lack of experience in police work, the duo takes their new roles seriously.
Cast
Cast
Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D'Arcy, Andy Garcia
Director
Director
Luke Greenfield
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Screwball
Rent Arsenic and Old Lace on DVD Arsenic and Old Lace
Synopsis
Stellar performances highlight this delightfully witty adaptation of the hit Broadway play about two dotty spinsters (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) with a peculiar avocation: helping lonely old gents by poisoning them and burying them in the cellar. But the jig is up when the ladies' newlywed nephew, Mortimer Brewster (Cary Grant), discovers his aunts' "benevolent" deeds. Raymond Massey and Peter Lorre also star.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, James Gleason, Edward Everett Horton
Director
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Screwball
Rent The Thin Man on DVD The Thin Man
Synopsis
The first installment of one of the most successful detective serials in film history introduces stylish sleuthing spouses Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy), who -- between martinis -- investigate the disappearance of a wealthy inventor. Powell and Loy's quick-witted repartee in their crackling debut set a Hollywood tradition, but the film's rapid-fire mystery plot still delights modern viewers.
Cast
Cast
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell, Porter Hall, Henry Wadsworth, William Henry, Harold Huber, Cesar Romero, Natalie Moorhead, Edward Brophy, Edward Ellis
Director
Director
W.S. Van Dyke
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Thrillers, Classic Comedies, Mystery, Screwball
Rent Bringing Up Baby on DVD Bringing Up Baby
Synopsis
Love runs wild for a hapless scientist and an unstoppable heiress in Howard Hawks's classic screwball comedy that ranks high on the American Film Institute's list of the funniest Hollywood films ever made. With her eye on paleontologist David (Cary Grant), heiress Susan (Katharine Hepburn) lures him to her home. But the hilarity begins when Susan's dog steals David's prize dinosaur bone and her pet leopard, Baby, is mistaken for a zoo escapee.
Cast
Cast
Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett, Barry Fitzgerald, May Robson, Fritz Feld, Leona Roberts, George Irving, Tala Birell, Virginia Walker, John Kelly
Director
Director
Howard Hawks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies
Rent His Girl Friday on DVD His Girl Friday
Synopsis
Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) is about to get hitched to dull insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) -- that's if her ex-husband, ruthless newspaper publisher Walter Burns (Cary Grant), doesn't succeed in winning her back.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Helen Mack, Porter Hall, Ernest Truex, Cliff Edwards, Clarence Kolb, Roscoe Karns
Director
Director
Howard Hawks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Harvey on DVD Harvey
Synopsis
Affable tippler Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart) lives with his sister, Veta (Josephine Hull), and her bashful daughter. They hate his drinking, but what rankles them more is his faithful companion: a 6-foot-tall invisible rabbit named Harvey. Elwood's embarrassing flight of fancy is foiling Veta's plans to marry off her daughter, so Veta decides to commit Elwood. But when she confesses she's seen Harvey, the doctor institutionalizes Veta instead!
Cast
Cast
James Stewart, Victoria Horne, Charles Drake, Jesse White, Josephine Hull, Cecil Kellaway
Director
Director
Henry Koster
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent You Can't Take It with You on DVD You Can't Take It with You
Synopsis
In this Frank Capra classic, Tony (James Stewart) and Alice (Jean Arthur) meet and fall in love. But things are far from rosy: He's the son of a millionaire, and she and her wacky family live in a house that's in the way of the senior Kirby's construction project. Will an office building literally stand in the way of true love? The movie, adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, delivers the answer.
Cast
Cast
Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller, Spring Byington, Samuel S. Hinds, Donald Meek, H.B. Warner, Halliwell Hobbes, Dub Taylor, Mary Forbes, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
Director
Director
Frank Capra
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Romantic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent The Awful Truth on DVD The Awful Truth
Synopsis
This captivating screwball comedy stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunne as Jerry and Lucy Warriner, a married couple who mistakenly suspect each other of infidelity and file for divorce -- but then go to ridiculous lengths to make each other jealous. Ralph Bellamy is hilarious as Dunne's new suitor, Grant and Dunne have rarely been better, and a scene-stealing pooch provides some hearty laughs. Leo McCarey won an Oscar for his sprightly direction.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy, Cecil Cunningham, Molly Lamont, Esther Dale, Joyce Compton, Robert Warwick, Mary Forbes
Director
Director
Leo McCarey
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent What's Up, Doc? on DVD What's Up, Doc?
Synopsis
While two researchers are competing for a grant, one must deal with a strange woman who's devoted her life to confusing and embarrassing him. Meanwhile, a woman's jewels are stolen and a government whistleblower arrives with top-secret papers. All, of course, have the same style overnight bag. Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal and Madeline Kahn star in this homage to classic screwball comedies from director Peter Bogdanovich.
Cast
Cast
Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Austin Pendleton, Michael Murphy, Sorrell Booke, John Hillerman, Stefan Gierasch, Randy Quaid
Director
Director
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Romantic Comedies
Rent The Interview on DVD The Interview
Synopsis
Talk-show host David Skylark is overjoyed when he gets the chance to conduct an exclusive interview with Kim Jong-Un, the leader of North Korea. But Skylark's perspective on his big break shifts when the CIA asks him to assassinate the ruler.
Cast
Cast
James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park
Director
Director
Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Late Night Comedies, Screwball
Rent Overboard on DVD Overboard
Synopsis
Heiress Joanna Stayton hires carpenter Dean Proffitt to build a closet on her yacht -- and refuses to pay him for the project when it's done. But after Joanna accidentally falls overboard and loses her memory, Dean sees an opportunity to get even.
Cast
Cast
Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond, Mike Hagerty, Roddy McDowall, Jared Rushton, Jeffrey Wiseman, Brian Price, Jamie Wild
Director
Director
Garry Marshall
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Thoroughly Modern Millie on DVD Thoroughly Modern Millie
Synopsis
Julie Andrews (hot off her triumph in The Sound of Music) stars as Millie Dillmount -- a small-town girl who comes to New York during the "roaring twenties" in search of a secretarial job and an unattached boss. Before you can say "23 skidoo," Millie befriends fellow single girl Mary Tyler Moore and comes across a white slavery plot run by a hysterically funny Beatrice Lillie. Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen contributed to the tuneful score.
Cast
Cast
Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing, John Gavin, Beatrice Lillie, Jack Soo, Pat Morita, Philip Ahn, Anthony Dexter, Cavada Humphrey
Director
Director
George Roy Hill
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romantic Comedies, Screwball, Spoofs and Satire, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent The Odd Couple on DVD The Odd Couple
Synopsis
Tossed out of the house by his wife, Felix Unger decides the best thing to do is move in with his best pal: deliberately devolved caveman Oscar Madison. Within days, the slovenly Oscar and compulsive neatnik Felix are driving each other bonkers.
Cast
Cast
Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler, Herb Edelman, David Sheiner, Larry Haines, Monica Evans, Carole Shelley, Iris Adrian
Director
Director
Gene Saks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent The Beatles: Help! on DVD The Beatles: Help!
Synopsis
The lads from Liverpool light up the big screen in this delightful 1965 spy movie spoof that finds the mop tops traveling the globe to escape some religious fanatics intent on reclaiming a sacrificial ring stuck on Ringo's finger. Co-stars Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti and Leo McKern add to the zaniness, while the film's fantastic soundtrack features some of the Fab Four's most memorable hits, including the title track and "Ticket to Ride."
Cast
Cast
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Roy Kinnear, John Bluthal, Patrick Cargill, Victor Spinetti
Director
Director
Richard Lester
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Screwball, Rock & Pop, Pop, United Kingdom, Classic Rock, Foreign Regions
Rent A Night at the Opera on DVD A Night at the Opera
Synopsis
The Marx Brothers -- Groucho, Harpo and Chico -- wreak havoc in the opera house in one of their biggest hits. Penned by Morrie Ryskind and George S. Kaufman, the film contains perhaps the greatest Marx comedy bit ever: the crowded stateroom scene. Kitty Carlisle and Allan Jones are charming as the singing romantic leads whom the Marxes help transform into big-time opera stars. This was the first MGM film for the Marxes.
Cast
Cast
Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont, Sig Ruman, Walter Woolf King, Robert Emmett O'Connor
Director
Director
Sam Wood
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Slapstick, Screwball, Showbiz Comedies
Rent The Lady Eve on DVD The Lady Eve
Synopsis
Seductive gold-digger Barbara Stanwyck and her conniving father (Charles Coburn) set out to fleece wealthy but naïve ophiologist Henry Fonda, the socially inept heir to a brewery fortune. But the tables turn when Stanwyck falls for her prey and Fonda gets wise to their scheme. Stanwyck then goes all-out to recapture Fonda's heart in this raucous battle of the sexes from renowned writer-director Preston Sturges.
Cast
Cast
Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, William Demarest, Eric Blore, Melville Cooper, Martha O'Driscoll, Janet Beecher, Luis Alberni, Evelyn Beresford, Al Bridge, Jimmy Conlin, Bess Flowers, Arthur Hoyt, Frances Raymond, Jack Richardson, Reginald Sheffield, Julius Tannen, Walter Walker, Robert Warwick, Pat West
Director
Director
Preston Sturges
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies
Rent The Long, Long Trailer on DVD The Long, Long Trailer
Synopsis
"I Love Lucy" co-stars and real-life husband-and-wife team Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz star in this hilarious adaptation of Clinton Twiss's novel, following the high jinks of a newlywed couple who spend their honeymoon in a trailer. After making big plans to Colorado in their lemon-yellow motor home, it doesn't take long for Nicky (Arnaz) and Tacy (Ball) to realize that they'll be lucky if they make it to their final destination in one piece.
Cast
Cast
Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Madge Blake, Bert Freed, Moroni Olsen, Marjorie Main
Director
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Screwball
Rent My Man Godfrey on DVD My Man Godfrey
Synopsis
A high-society scavenger hunt leads to levity when scatterbrained socialite Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) stumbles upon an erudite vagabond named Godfrey (William Powell) living in the city dump and offers him a position as the Bullocks' butler. As it happens, the seemingly bankrupt bum is, in fact, the heir of a well-to-do family. While Godfrey sets out to teach the pampered Bullocks a few lessons, Irene conspires to capture his heart.
Cast
Cast
William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Eugene Pallette, Jean Dixon, Alan Mowbray, Mischa Auer, Pat Flaherty, Robert Light
Director
Director
Gregory La Cava
Genres
Genres
Classics, Screwball, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent Another Thin Man on DVD Another Thin Man
Synopsis
Upper-crust private eyes Nick (William Powell) and Nora (Myrna Loy) -- along with faithful canine Asta -- return for a third installment of the popular series. They're invited to spend the weekend at the estate of munitions mogul Col. Burr MacFay (C. Aubrey Smith). After MacFay's ex-associate issues a death threat, Nick and Nora go into sleuthing mode when someone carries it out. But all is not what it seems in this stylish and entertaining whodunit.
Cast
Cast
William Powell, Myrna Loy, C. Aubrey Smith, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger, Ruth Hussey, Nat Pendleton, Patric Knowles, Tom Neal
Director
Director
W.S. Van Dyke
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Classic Thrillers, Mystery
Rent The Thrill of It All! on DVD The Thrill of It All!
Synopsis
Beverly Boyer (Doris Day) is a happily married housewife whose life changes dramatically when the president of a soap company decides she's the perfect TV pitchwoman for his product. After the ads air, Beverly becomes famous and a better breadwinner than her doctor husband (James Garner) -- who doesn't cope well with the change! The Boyers scramble to patch up their crumbling marriage in this classic 1960s comedy.
Cast
Cast
Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis, Edward Andrews, Reginald Owen, Zasu Pitts, Elliott Reid, Kym Karath, Alice Pearce, Brian Nash
Director
Director
Norman Jewison
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Screwball
Rent The Talk of the Town on DVD The Talk of the Town
Synopsis
The dashing Cary Grant stars as Leopold, an activist wrongly imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. To avoid execution, Leopold breaks out of jail and takes a job as a gardener for a teacher named Nora (Jean Arthur). Nora's other houseguest (Ronald Colman) is a legal scholar who learns Leopold's true identity. His two new friends end up helping him find justice -- and perhaps even love. The film earned seven Oscar nods, including Best Picture.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan, Glenda Farrell, Charles Dingle, Emma Dunn, Rex Ingram, Leonid Kinskey, Tom Tyler, Don Beddoe, Lloyd Bridges
Director
Director
George Stevens
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Seems Like Old Times on DVD Seems Like Old Times
Synopsis
When writer Nick Gardenia is abducted from his home and forced to rob a bank, his quiet life is thrown into chaos. Now a felon and a fugitive, Nick seeks help from an unlikely source: his ex-wife -- a public defender who's married to a prosecutor.
Cast
Cast
Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Charles Grodin, Robert Guillaume, Harold Gould, George Grizzard, Yvonne Wilder, T.K. Carter, Judd Omen, Marc Alaimo, Bill Zuckert, Jerry Houser, David Haskell, Chris Lemmon, Ed Griffith
Director
Director
Jay Sandrich
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Screwball, Blockbusters
Rent Woman of the Year on DVD Woman of the Year
Synopsis
In this Oscar-winning romance, newspaper colleagues Sam Craig (Spencer Tracy) and Tess Harding (Katharine Hepburn) -- he a brash sportswriter, she a headstrong political columnist -- trade barbs in print, then meet, fall in love and walk down the aisle. But balancing work and marriage turns out to be a problem for the cosmopolitan Tess, whose prosaic hubby strives to foster her ambition while keeping the relationship afloat.
Cast
Cast
Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Minor Watson, William Bendix, Gladys Blake, Roscoe Karns, William Tannen, Ludwig Stössel, Edith Evanson
Director
Director
George Stevens
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Monkey Business on DVD Monkey Business
Synopsis
Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers make a delicious screwball comedy team in this caper directed by Howard Hawks. Grant's a middle-aged fuddy-duddy who may have invented a fountain of youth serum in his laboratory. But when a rampaging chimp mixes it into the water cooler, Grant and wife Rogers regress to their childhood. Marilyn Monroe is also a scream as the dim-bulb secretary to Charles Coburn.
Cast
Cast
Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Marlowe, Henri Letondal, Robert Cornthwaite, Larry Keating, Douglas Spencer, Esther Dale, George Winslow
Director
Director
Howard Hawks
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein on DVD Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
Synopsis
This Abbott and Costello horror-comedy flick features the bumbling buddies as railroad baggage clerks who receive a strange shipment -- the last remains of Dracula and Frankenstein's monster. Trouble is they're still alive! When the deadly duo escape to a remote island, Abbott and Costello follow their trail and find not only the two ghouls, but also a mad scientist who wants to switch Costello's brain with that of Frankenstein's monster.
Cast
Cast
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph, Frank Ferguson
Director
Director
Charles Barton
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Slapstick, Halloween
Rent Please Don't Eat the Daisies on DVD Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Synopsis
Urbanite Larry McKay (David Niven) is a theater critic who longs to do more than watch other people's work on-stage, so he starts writing a book. But getting anything creative done is hard when you're the father of three rowdy boys. So, when Larry's wife (Doris Day) suggests they move to the country, he agrees. But the quiet life isn't as idyllic as everyone thought it would be. Is the family doomed, or can the McKays withstand the onslaught?
Cast
Cast
Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige, Spring Byington, Richard Haydn, Patsy Kelly, Jack Weston, John Harding, Margaret Lindsay, Carmen Phillips, Mary Patton
Director
Director
Charles Walters
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Animal Crackers on DVD Animal Crackers
Synopsis
Groucho Marx portrays celebrated African explorer Capt. Spaulding, who's just returned to the states to inflict comic carnage on the highfalutin party of society matron Mrs. Rittenhouse, regaling guests with tales of his adventures in the wild.
Cast
Cast
Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Zeppo Marx, Margaret Dumont, Lillian Roth
Director
Director
Victor Heerman
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent I Love You Again on DVD I Love You Again
Synopsis
Just as his wife, Kay (Myrna Loy), is about to divorce him out of sheer boredom, Larry (William Powell) gets a knock on the head. Memories of his past as a con artist come flooding back, and suddenly, Kay's interest in Larry is renewed. Is it enough to keep her from divorce? And will her rekindled love survive if Larry returns to his usual dull self? Frank McHugh, Edmund Lowe and Our Gang's Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer co-star in this madcap comedy.
Cast
Cast
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh, Edmund Lowe, Nella Walker, Pierre Watkin, Paul Stanton, Morgan Wallace, Charles Arnt, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer
Director
Director
W.S. Van Dyke
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic Comedies, Dramas Based on the Book, Screwball, Romance Classics
Rent Ball of Fire on DVD Ball of Fire
Synopsis
Gary Cooper plays a serious but lovable English professor working with his colleagues on a dictionary of American slang. When a red-hot nightclub singer on the run from the mob takes refuge in their house, she also finds a place in their hearts.
Cast
Cast
Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers, S.Z. Sakall, Tully Marshall, Leonid Kinskey, Richard Haydn, Aubrey Mather, Allen Jenkins, Dana Andrews
Director
Director
Howard Hawks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Screwball
Rent Road to Morocco on DVD Road to Morocco
Synopsis
Stowaways Jeff (Bing Crosby) and Orville (Bob Hope) end up desperate and shipwrecked on the North African coast, where they shanghai a camel and journey across the desert to Morocco. For some fast cash, Jeff sells Orville into slavery. But Orville lands in clover: His owner turns out to be the luscious Princess Shalmar (Dorothy Lamour), who announces plans to wed Orville. But before long, he uncovers a Machiavellian motive behind her proposal.
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn, Donna Drake, Vladimir Sokoloff, George Givot, Mikhail Rasumny
Director
Director
David Butler
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Action Comedies, Screwball
Rent Trouble in Paradise on DVD Trouble in Paradise
Synopsis
When thief Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall) meets his true love in pickpocket Lily (Miriam Hopkins), the cunning pair of jewel thieves embark on a scam to rob a lovely Parisian widow and perfume company executive named Mariette Colet (Kay Francis). But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with Mariette, the larcenous ruse is jeopardized and Gaston is forced to choose between two beautiful but vastly different women.
Cast
Cast
Herbert Marshall, Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Charles Ruggles, Edward Everett Horton, C. Aubrey Smith, Robert Greig
Director
Director
Ernst Lubitsch
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Fierce Creatures on DVD Fierce Creatures
Synopsis
In this farce which reunites the stars of A Fish Called Wanda, failing zoo owner McCain brings in new manager Rollo, who wreaks havoc by implementing a "fierce creatures only" policy to increase profits. Zookeeper Bugsy tries to save all the timid animals, while McCain's son Vince does shady deals on the side and executive Willa must decide whose side she's on.
Cast
Cast
John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Robert Lindsay, Michael Palin, Ronnie Corbett, Carey Lowell, Bille Brown
Director
Director
Fred Schepisi, Robert Young
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Screwball, United Kingdom
Rent The Palm Beach Story on DVD The Palm Beach Story
Synopsis
Preston Sturges helmed this screwball comedy about Gerry Jeffers (Claudette Colbert), a woman who'll do anything to help her struggling architect spouse, Tom (Joel McCrea), succeed. When she realizes Tom will never strike it rich, Gerry decides to divorce him, wed a wealthy man and finance Tom's projects -- so she heads to Palm Beach, Fla., where she tries to land eccentric billionaire John D. Hackensacker III (Rudy Vallee). Mary Astor costars.
Cast
Cast
Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee, William Demarest, Robert Warwick, Sig Arno, Robert Dudley, Franklin Pangborn
Director
Director
Preston Sturges
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Romantic Comedies
Rent Love Crazy on DVD Love Crazy
Synopsis
Steve and Susan Ireland (William Powell and Myrna Loy) host Susan's mother (Florence Bates), who's recuperating from a sprained ankle. When a misunderstanding prompts her to goad Susan into divorce, Steve plays at being mentally ill as a defense. But Susan calls his bluff and has him committed. Gail Patrick, Sig Ruman and Jack Carson co-star in director Jack Conway's sidesplitting screwball comedy.
Cast
Cast
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick, Jack Carson, Florence Bates, Sidney Blackmer, Sig Ruman, Vladimir Sokoloff, Donald MacBride
Director
Director
Jack Conway
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Screwball
Rent Monkey Business on DVD Monkey Business
Synopsis
One of the Marx Brothers' funniest movies, the title of the film says it all as Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo stow away on a luxury liner. Before long, all hell breaks loose, with more sight gags and one-liners on display than entrees at a midnight buffet. Look fast for their father, "Frenchy," wearing two-tone shoes and seated atop some luggage as the boys disembark.
Cast
Cast
Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Thelma Todd, Rockliffe Fellowes, Harry Woods, Ruth Hall, Tom Kennedy
Director
Director
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent A Day at the Races on DVD A Day at the Races
Synopsis
In this madcap escapade, the Marx Brothers aid Judy Standish (Maureen O'Sullivan), who runs a private sanitarium that's facing foreclosure. Groucho plays (horse doctor!) Hugo Hackenbush, and the one-liners fly, providing hearty laughs all around. Harpo mimes and Chico obliterates the English language in the guise of a racing tipster with a suspicious Italian accent. Perennial foil Margaret Dumont is on hand as a rich, fussy sanitarium patient.
Cast
Cast
Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones, Maureen O'Sullivan, Margaret Dumont, Leonard Ceeley, Douglass Dumbrille, Esther Muir, Sig Ruman, Robert Middlemass, Vivien Fay, Ivy Anderson
Director
Director
Sam Wood
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Slapstick, Screwball
Rent The Horse's Mouth on DVD The Horse's Mouth
Synopsis
One of Alec Guinness's strangest British comedies, this Oscar-nominated film is well worth your time. An eccentric artist, just recently released from jail, somehow convinces rich "clients" to pay him for artwork they didn't order. A curious mixture of the usual British brand of subtle comedy with a pinch of black comedy thrown in, the film earned Guinness an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Cast
Cast
Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan, Robert Coote
Director
Director
Ronald Neame
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Best of British Humor, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Horse Feathers on DVD Horse Feathers
Synopsis
Groucho Marx stars as Prof. Quincy Adams Wagstaff, who's appointed head of Huxley College in this laugh riot that does to academe's ivy-covered halls what Duck Soup inflicted on military-minded hawks. Most of the fast-flying action centers on the big football game with rival Darwin College. When Groucho mistakes brothers Chico and Harpo for gridiron ringers and then hires them to kidnap the real athletes, you can imagine the mayhem.
Cast
Cast
Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Thelma Todd, David Landau
Director
Director
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Slapstick, Spoofs and Satire, Sports Comedies, Football, Sports Stories
Rent Midnight on DVD Midnight
Synopsis
Eve Peabody has just arrived in Paris with only the gown on her back. So what's a girl to do? Pretend to be Hungarian baroness, of course! Claudette Colbert stars as the lovely lass who ditches a smitten cabbie (Don Ameche) to crash a regal affair. There, she meets the aristocratic John Barrymore, who gives her a royal disguise and hires her to lure away his cheating wife's lover. The result is a classic screwball comedy with a touch of romance.
Cast
Cast
Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor, Elaine Barrie, Hedda Hopper, Rex O'Malley, Monty Woolley, Armand Kaliz
Director
Director
Mitchell Leisen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Romance Classics, Romantic Comedies
Rent The Out-of-Towners on DVD The Out-of-Towners
Synopsis
Ohioans George and Gwen head to New York for George's job interview, but anything that can go wrong, does: Their flight is messed up, their luggage is waylaid, they can't find a hotel room, they get mugged in Central Park and George loses a tooth.
Cast
Cast
Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, Sandy Baron, Anne Meara, Robert Nichols, Philip Bruns, Ron Carey, Graham Jarvis, Carlos Montalban, Dolph Sweet, Richard Libertini, Paul Dooley, Anthony Holland, Billy Dee Williams
Director
Director
Arthur Hiller
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Mr. & Mrs. Smith on DVD Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Synopsis
No less than Alfred Hitchcock takes a turn at the helm of this decidedly romantic comedy starring Robert Montgomery and Carole Lombard as the titular couple, David and Ann Smith. After three years of highs and lows in a mercurial nuptial, the two discover they aren't truly married after all. David hesitates sealing the deal for real, which drives Ann to the arms of the straight-laced Jeff (Gene Raymond). Is a happily-ever-after not meant to be?
Cast
Cast
Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery, Gene Raymond, Jack Carson, Philip Merivale
Director
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romantic Comedies, Screwball, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent The Ghost Breakers on DVD The Ghost Breakers
Synopsis
Bob Hope plays Larry Lawrence, a New York City detective who stows away in a trunk that ends up on a boat en route to an island castle, which Mary Carter (Paulette Goddard) has recently inherited. Once there, many perilous and hilarious adventures await them in this castle that's rumored to be haunted. The Ghost Breakers is widely heralded as the best of Hope and Goddard's combined efforts.
Cast
Cast
Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Paul Lukas, Pedro de Cordoba, Richard Carlson, Willie Best
Director
Director
George Marshall
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent California Suite on DVD California Suite
Synopsis
A quartet of intertwining vignettes chronicles the misadventures of four sets of guests who converge on a posh Beverly Hills hotel on the eve of the Academy Awards. Neil Simon's episodic script profiles a divorced couple in a bitter custody fight; an Academy Award-nominated English actress in town for the Oscars with her gay hubby; a pair of dueling docs; and a man feverishly attempting to explain to his wife when she finds a chippy in his bed.
Cast
Cast
Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Herb Edelman, Denise Galik-Furey, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby
Director
Director
Herbert Ross
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Screwball, Romantic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Blockbusters
Rent Road to Singapore on DVD Road to Singapore
Synopsis
A rich man (Bing Crosby) trades an orderly life for paradise, dragging along his adventure-seeking friend (Bob Hope). In Singapore, they try to peddle a bogus potion to the local yokels -- but both men end up falling for beautiful islander Mima (Dorothy Lamour). The film kicked off the popular "Road" series that sent Crosby and Hope packing through a string of exotic locations with trademark witty banter.
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Bob Hope, Charles Coburn, Judith Barrett, Anthony Quinn, Jerry Colonna
Director
Director
Victor Schertzinger
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Adventures, Screwball
Rent No Time for Love / The Egg and I on DVD No Time for Love / The Egg and I
Synopsis
Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray headline this pair of comedy classics from the 1940s: No Time for Love, the tale of an unlikely romance, and The Egg and I, a fish-out-of-water rib-tickler inspired by a true story. In the first, photographer Colbert falls for laborer MacMurray on an unglamorous assignment. Then, the pair plays a city couple who buy a chicken farm on a whim. Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride co-star, debuting as Ma and Pa Kettle.
Cast
Cast
Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Ilka Chase, Richard Haydn, Paul McGrath, June Havoc, Marjorie Gateson, Louise Allbritton, Richard Long, Billy House, Ida Moore, Donald MacBride, Samuel S. Hinds, Esther Dale, Elisabeth Risdon
Director
Director
Mitchell Leisen, Chester Erskine
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Screwball, Spoofs and Satire
Rent Road to Zanzibar on DVD Road to Zanzibar
Synopsis
The second installment of the "road" series is a hilarious spoof of jungle-adventure movies. Chuck (Bing Crosby) and Hubert (Bob Hope) are carnival performers who thrive on trouble: They set fire to the carnival, sell a phony diamond and pair up with two attractive women. But when Chuck spends all the money to rescue Donna (Dorothy Lamour) from a slave market, he's unaware they're being scammed for a trip around Africa.
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Una Merkel, Eric Blore, Douglass Dumbrille, Iris Adrian, Leigh Whipper, Noble Johnson, Joan Marsh, Luis Alberni
Director
Director
Victor Schertzinger
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Screwball, Musicals
Rent Easy Living on DVD Easy Living
Synopsis
Written by Academy Award winner Preston Sturges and starring Oscar winner Ray Milland, Jean Arthur and Edward Arnold, this classic screwball satire follows a wealthy financier who takes action after becoming fed up with his family's spending habits. But the simple act of throwing his wife's expensive fur coat out the window, where it lands on a working-class secretary, sets off a chain of hilarious events that teaches everyone a valuable lesson.
Cast
Cast
Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, Luis Alberni, Mary Nash, Franklin Pangborn, Barlowe Borland, William Demarest, Andrew Tombes, Esther Dale, Harlan Briggs, William B. Davidson, Nora Cecil, Robert Grieg
Director
Director
Mitchell Leisen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Screwball, Classic Comedies
Rent It Happened on 5th Avenue on DVD It Happened on 5th Avenue
Synopsis
Every year, when the O'Connors leave their lavish New York home to spend Christmas in Florida, hobo Aloysius T. McKeever (Victor Moore) takes up residence in the house in their absence. But this year, daughter Trudy (Gale Storm) shows up unexpectedly. Posing as a runaway, she keeps her identity a secret, as does her father (Charles Ruggles) when he arrives home. The confusion that follows ensures the O'Connors will never forget this Christmas.
Cast
Cast
Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore, Gale Storm, Grant Mitchell, Edward Brophy, Alan Hale Jr., Dorothea Kent, Edward Ryan, Jean Andren, Johnny Arthur, Florence Auer
Director
Director
Roy Del Ruth
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Classic Comedies, Screwball, Christmas
Rent Haunted Honeymoon on DVD Haunted Honeymoon
Synopsis
At the mansion of his great aunt Kate (DeLuise), Larry (Wilder) is undergoing a psychological procedure designed to rid him of his irrational phobias... by frightening them right out of him! But the jolts and frights may turn out to be the least of his problems when Kate names him her sole heir. Suddenly, the entire family seems a little too vigorous in participating in his therapy - leading Larry to believe that one of his jealous kin may be murderous... and that another may be a werewolf.
Cast
Cast
Jim Carter, Peter Vaughan, Jonathan Pryce, Bryan Pringle, Dom DeLuise, Peter Vaughn, Ann Way, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Paul L. Smith, Gilda Radner, Gene Wilder
Director
Director
Gene Wilder
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Cult Comedies, Screwball, Slapstick
Rent Christmas in July on DVD Christmas in July
Synopsis
Lovesick and gullible office clerk Jimmy MacDonald (Dick Powell) enters a coffee slogan contest with the hope that he'll win $25,000 and the heart of the woman he wants to marry. Jimmy's practical-joking co-workers think it's a hoot to make him believe he's won the grand prize, but when the humble clerk begins living life to the fullest, comedic chaos ensues. Director Preston Sturges's screwball romp is simply lighthearted fun.
Cast
Cast
Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr, William Demarest, Ernest Truex, Franklin Pangborn, Harry Hayden, Adrian Morris, Ferike Boros
Director
Director
Preston Sturges
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Screwball
Rent Here Comes Mr. Jordan on DVD Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Synopsis
Boxer Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery) crashes his plane just before a championship fight in this classic fantasy that won Best Story and Screenplay Oscars. Waking in heaven, Joe finds that his spirit has been prematurely snatched from his body. The celestial Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains) sends him back to Earth -- as crooked mogul Bruce Farnsworth. Now, Joe must clean up all of Farnsworth's messes while trying to regain his own career as a boxer.
Cast
Cast
Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains, Rita Johnson, Edward Everett Horton, James Gleason, Lloyd Bridges
Director
Director
Alexander Hall
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Screwball
Rent Man's Favorite Sport? on DVD Man's Favorite Sport?
Synopsis
In this entertaining 1960s comedy, Rock Hudson plays Roger Willoughby, a fishing gear salesman for Abercrombie & Fitch who's ordered by his boss to participate in a fishing competition. There's only one problem: Roger's never worked a rod and reel in his life! But he goes along with the charade, until he meets the beautiful Abigail Page (Paula Prentiss) ... and becomes involved in a sport of a very different kind.
Cast
Cast
Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy, John McGiver, Charlene Holt, Roscoe Karns, Regis Toomey
Director
Director
Howard Hawks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Screwball
Rent She Done Him Wrong on DVD She Done Him Wrong
Synopsis
Saucy cabaret singer Lady Lou (Mae West) entertains lots of men but finds protection from a criminal ex-lover in the arms of a young Salvation Army captain (Cary Grant). Director Lowell Sherman's witty comedy was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
Cast
Cast
Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland, Noah Beery Jr., David Landau, Rafaela Ottiano, Dewey Robinson, Rochelle Hudson, Tammany Young, Fuzzy Knight, Grace La Rue, Robert Homans, Louise Beavers
Director
Director
Lowell Sherman
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent If You Could Only Cook / Too Many Husbands on DVD If You Could Only Cook / Too Many Husbands
Synopsis
Silver-screen icon Jean Arthur, the quintessential comedic actress of the 1930s and '40s, headlines this pair of hilarious screwball comedies, starring alongside Fred MacMurray and Herbert Marshall. In the first film, Marshall and Arthur pose as husband and wife to secure a job as a married cook and butler duo. Next, Arthur finds herself in a tough spot when the husband she's long presumed dead turns up alive and discovers she's remarried.
Cast
Cast
Jean Arthur, Herbert Marshall, Leo Carrillo, Lionel Stander, Alan Edwards, Fred MacMurray, Melvyn Douglas, Harry Davenport, Dorothy Peterson, Melville Cooper
Director
Director
Wesley Ruggles, William A. Seiter
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent The Paleface on DVD The Paleface
Synopsis
In the Old West, Calamity Jane (Jane Russell) -- working undercover to smoke out the gunrunners who sold shootin' irons to hostile Indians -- enters into a sham marriage with so-called painless dentist Peter Potter (Bob Hope). When the Indians lay siege to the couple's wagon train, cowardly Peter cracks jokes at his expense, and it falls to Jane to save the day. But Peter gets the credit, turning him into a target for the Indians and the outlaws.
Cast
Cast
Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Robert Armstrong, Iris Adrian, Jackie Searl, Joseph Vitale, Charles Trowbridge, Clem Bevans, Jeff York, Stanley Andrews
Director
Director
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Classic Westerns, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Dad's Army on DVD Dad's Army
Synopsis
Based on characters from the 1970s British TV series, this goofy World War II comedy follows the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard's fumbling efforts to protect the Dover army base as the conflict is winding down. But there's a spy among the ranks.
Cast
Cast
Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays, Bill Paterson, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman, Mark Gatiss, Annette Crosbie, Felicity Montagu, Julia Foster, Holli Dempsey, Oliver Tobias, Emily Atack
Director
Director
Oliver Parker
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign Comedies, Screwball
Rent Nothing Sacred on DVD Nothing Sacred
Synopsis
When small-town girl Hazel Flagg mistakenly believes that she's dying of radium poisoning, she's brought to the big city and turned into a media darling by exploitative journalist Wally Cook.
Cast
Cast
Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly, Sig Ruman, Margaret Hamilton, Olin Howlin
Director
Director
William A. Wellman
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent For Pete's Sake on DVD For Pete's Sake
Synopsis
Screwball comedy is alive and well and personified by Barbra Streisand in this early showcase featuring more character actors than you can shake a shtick at. Babs is married to a struggling cabbie (Michael Sarrazin) who borrows money from a loan shark to seal a promising business deal. Trouble is, he can't pay off the interest fast enough. ...
Cast
Cast
Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin, Estelle Parsons, Molly Picon, William Redfield, Louis Zorich, Heywood Hale Broun, Richard Ward, Ed Bakey, Peter Mamakos, Vivian Bonnell, Joseph Maher
Director
Director
Peter Yates
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Hail the Conquering Hero on DVD Hail the Conquering Hero
Synopsis
Discharged from the Marines for a hay fever condition, Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) is too embarrassed to return home. Encouraged by some fellow soldiers to fabricate a story of being wounded in battle, Truesmith soon finds himself in over his head as he's treated to a hero's welcome. Written and directed by the great Preston Sturges, this comic satire also stars Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn and William Demarest.
Cast
Cast
Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Elizabeth Patterson, Georgia Caine, Al Bridge, Freddie Steele, Bill Edwards, Harry Hayden, Jimmy Conlin
Director
Director
Preston Sturges
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Doctor Takes a Wife / A Night to Remember on DVD Doctor Takes a Wife / A Night to Remember
Synopsis
Helmed by directors Alexander Hall and Richard Wallace, this pair of charming screwball comedies stars silver-screen beauty Loretta Young, alongside Ray Milland, Brian Aherne and Sidney Toler. In the first, a feminist author (Young) and a sexist MD (Milland) pose as husband and wife to improve their public personas. In the second, a mystery writer (Aherne) moves into a shady apartment in search of inspiration and gets more than he bargained for.
Cast
Cast
Loretta Young, Ray Milland, Reginald Gardiner, Gail Patrick, Edmund Gwenn, Brian Aherne, Jeff Donnell, William Wright, Sidney Toler, Gale Sondergaard
Director
Director
Richard Wallace, Alexander Hall
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Phffft on DVD Phffft
Synopsis
Robert and Nina Tracey (Jack Lemmon and Judy Holliday) resolve to live separate lives when their eight-year marriage dissolves into disagreements and divorce. But their separate attempts to get back out on the dating scene have a funny way of bringing them together. Jack Carson co-stars as an old Navy buddy who offers to share his bachelor pad with Robert, with Kim Novak appearing as a prospective new girlfriend.
Cast
Cast
Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Jack Carson, Kim Novak, Luella Gear, Donald Randolph, Donald Curtis, Arny Freeman, Merry Anders, Eddie Searles
Director
Director
Mark Robson
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Screwball
Rent Theodora Goes Wild / Together Again on DVD Theodora Goes Wild / Together Again
Synopsis
Five-time Oscar nominee Irene Dunne headlines this screwball comedy double bill alongside a cast of Hollywood heavyweights, including Melvyn Douglas and frequent collaborator Charles Boyer. In the first film, Dunne stars as a prim schoolteacher who writes a steamy novel that sends shockwaves through her small town. In the second, Dunne plays a widow who falls for an eccentric artist (Boyer) hired to fashion a statue of her late husband.
Cast
Cast
Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall, Rosalind Keith, Charles Boyer, Charles Coburn, Mona Freeman, Jerome Courtland, Elizabeth Patterson, Charles Dingle
Director
Director
Charles Vidor, Richard Boleslawski
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent I Married a Witch on DVD I Married a Witch
Synopsis
In this supernatural comedy, directed by René Clair, follows a beautiful 17th-century witch (Veronica Lake), who returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley (Fredric March), descendant of her persecutor.
Cast
Cast
Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Susan Hayward, Cecil Kellaway, Robert Benchley, Elizabeth Patterson, Robert Warwick
Director
Director
Rene Clair
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Screwball
Rent The Big Broadcast of 1938 / College Swing on DVD The Big Broadcast of 1938 / College Swing
Synopsis
Bob Hope makes two of his first feature-film appearances in these classic musicals, crooning the Oscar-winning tune "Thanks for the Memory" in The Big Broadcast of 1938 and "How'dya Like to Love Me" in College Swing. First, an ocean liner owner (W.C. Fields) races another vessel while musicians perform in his ship's lounge. Then, a free-spirited student (Gracie Allen) inherits her college and transforms it into a happening hangout.
Cast
Cast
Bob Hope, Gracie Allen, Dorothy Lamour, George Burns, Martha Raye, W.C. Fields, Robert Cummings, John Payne
Director
Director
Raoul Walsh, Mitchell Leisen
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Screwball, Musicals
Rent Here Come the Waves on DVD Here Come the Waves
Synopsis
When crooner Johnny Cabot (Bing Crosby) enlists in the Navy to escape his swooning fans, he encounters a whole new wave of them -- Navy WAVES, that is -- in this lively World War II musical co-starring Betty Hutton. Tasked with aiding a recruitment drive for the all-female branch, Cabot decides to put on a show. Copious musical numbers follow, including Crosby and Sonny Tufts performing the Oscar-nominated "Accentuate the Positive."
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts, Ann Doran, Gwen Crawford
Director
Director
Mark Sandrich
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Classic War Stories, Screwball
Rent Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! on DVD Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
Synopsis
Bob Hope stars as a real estate agent who innocently agrees to hide a bombshell movie starlet (Elke Sommer) in his country cottage, away from the prying eyes of the media. But with a nosy housekeeper (Phyllis Diller) and a loving wife (Marjorie Lord) who keeps popping in, how long until the jig is up? Directed by George Marshall, this classic farce also features Cesare Danova, Benny Baker, Kevin Burchett and Kelly Thordsen.
Cast
Cast
Bob Hope, Elke Sommer, Phyllis Diller, Cesare Danova, Marjorie Lord, Kelly Thordsen, Benny Baker, Kevin Burchett
Director
Director
George Marshall
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
Rent Alias Jesse James on DVD Alias Jesse James
Synopsis
In this classic screwball comedy, Bob Hope stars as hapless life insurance salesman Milford Farnsworth, a man who unwittingly sells a policy to the notorious Wild West outlaw Jesse James (Wendell Corey). Of course, when Farnsworth tries to cancel the policy, James has more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod, this film also features cameos by legendary Western stars Gary Cooper, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and James Garner.
Cast
Cast
Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Gloria Talbott, Will Wright, Mickey Finn, Mary Young, Bob Gunderson, Fred Kohler Jr., Glenn Strange, Gary Cooper, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, James Garner, Jim Davis
Director
Director
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Classic Comedies, Classic Westerns, Screwball
Rent Deathgasm on DVD Deathgasm
Synopsis
Looking for a way to quell teenage boredom, friends Zakk and Brodie start a heavy metal band. But their music takes a dark turn when they begin playing from mysterious sheet music that causes them to inadvertently awaken an ancient evil.
Cast
Cast
James Blake, Milo Cawthorne, Cameron Rhodes, Erroll Shand, Colin Moy, Stephen Ure, Jodie Rimmer, Kimberly Crossman, Kate Elliott, Kimberley Crossman
Director
Director
Jason Lei Howden
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Screwball, Satanic Stories, B-Movie Horror, Foreign Horror
Rent My Sister Eileen / She Wouldn't Say Yes on DVD My Sister Eileen / She Wouldn't Say Yes
Synopsis
Stage and silver-screen legend Rosalind Russell, best known as the quick-witted reporter Hildy Johnson in His Girl Friday, stars in this pair of screwball gems from director Alexander Hall. In the first, Russell is a journalist who divides her time between searching for her big break and keeping an eye on her troublesome sister (Janet Blair). In the second, Russell stars as an Army shrink tasked with treating a charming serviceman (Lee Bowman).
Cast
Cast
Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne, Janet Blair, George Tobias, Allyn Joslyn, Lee Bowman, Adele Jergens, Charles Winninger, Harry Davenport, Sara Haden
Director
Director
Alexander Hall
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Screwball
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