Romantic comedy in Hollywood from Lubitsch to Sturges

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1st Da Capo Press ed.
In 1934 four movies-- It Happened One Night, Twentieth Century, The Thin Man, and The Gay Divorcee --ushered in the golden age of the Hollywood romantic ("screwball") comedy. Slangy, playful, and "powerfully, glamorously in love with love," the films that followed were unique in their combination of swank and slapstick. Here are the directors--Lubitsch ( Trouble in Paradise ), Capra ( It Happened One Night ), Hawks ( Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday ), McCarey ( The Awful Truth ), La Cava ( My Man Godfrey, Stage Door ), Sturges ( The Lady Eve, The Palm Beach Story, The Miracle at Morgan's Creek )--and their stars--Carole Lombard, Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, William Powell, Myrna Loy, among others--all described and analyzed in one comprehensive and delightful volume.
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Grouping Title romantic comedy in hollywood from lubitsch to sturges
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subject_facet Love in motion pictures, Lubitsch, Ernst, -- 1892-1947 -- Criticism and interpretation, Romantic comedy films -- United States -- History and criticism, Sturges, Preston -- Criticism and interpretation
title_display Romantic comedy in Hollywood from Lubitsch to Sturges
title_full Romantic comedy in Hollywood from Lubitsch to Sturges / James Harvey
title_short Romantic comedy in Hollywood from Lubitsch to Sturges
topic_facet Criticism and interpretation, History and criticism, Love in motion pictures, Lubitsch, Ernst, Romantic comedy films, Sturges, Preston