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A place to revel in screwball and near-screwball comedies, and the stars that made them so funny.

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Any Marion Davies fans out there ... ??

Started by Dave the Movie Guy. Last reply by Rosie Sayer Aug 10, 2011. 10 Replies

Screwball Comedy Quick ID Quiz

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Comment by Danielle on September 19, 2018 at 11:22am

thank you Rosie...The Supporting Actors group sounds great. Def will check it out.

Comment by Rosie Sayer on September 18, 2018 at 1:02pm

Danielle, I completely agree with you! Those supporting actors are like old friends to me. I also love Spring Byington, Ned Sparks, Elizabeth Patterson, Marjorie Main, Patsy Kelly, Billie Burke, Edward Arnold, Franklin Pangborn, and so many more. There was a completely different set of character actors in westerns and in dramas (with a few overlaps), but I'm not as familiar with those.

There is also a Supporting Actors group here. Maybe you can get some activity going there.

Comment by Danielle on September 17, 2018 at 8:54pm

I am trying to compose a list of "Supporting Actors 'from all of those great classic comedies . James Gleason, Edward Horton, Roland Young,Thomas Mitchell....there were so many and  each of these actors were so entertaining and funny and talented. I,m so greatful that these movies are a part of my life,because the talent today cannot compare to the talent of the golden age

Comment by Rosie Sayer on September 7, 2018 at 12:33pm

Are you following this group? If so, let me know!

Comment by Rosie Sayer on September 7, 2018 at 12:15pm

Remember this? It's been a while!

Comment by Margaret Perry on November 12, 2012 at 4:14pm

I love when Nick says, "I thought our name was Potter. I guess I was wrong...." http://thegreatkh.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/holiday-1938.html

I love trivia like this!

Comment by Rosie Sayer on November 12, 2012 at 1:35pm

Yay, finally! Well done, Margaret! I will just add, since I'm sure it was only an oversight, that Susan and Nick's last name was Potter, but people kept mispronouncing it as Porter. At one point, Prof. Potter says in exasperation to his wife, "Maybe we should just change our name to Porter."

I have been away from GAOH for ages, so thank you for dragging me back! I will try to get a new trivia question up soon.

Comment by Margaret Perry on November 12, 2012 at 5:00am

Can I still take a stab at the HOLIDAY (1938) picture? Linda Seton (seated), Susan, Ned, Johnny, and Nick. The absent sister is Julia. I haven't read any of the other comments, so I don't know if somebody already answered yet.

Comment by Al Pearce on September 16, 2012 at 3:53pm
Yup. Or Alice Faye singing "Alexander's Ragtime Band", or Fred Astaire singing "Cheek to Cheek". Or even James Cagney singing "Yankee Doodle Dandy". :-)
Comment by Kristine Sader on September 16, 2012 at 1:54pm

It would be nice if Katherine Hepburn & Cary Grant would sing I Can't Give You Anything But Love? ? ha-ha

 

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