THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
1942, Warner Brothers, 112 min, Dir: William Keighley

In this wonderful comedy Monty Woolley is an acid-tongued New York critic and radio commentator who breaks his leg after slipping on ice in front of an upper-class Ohio family’s home. Forced to remain immobile while he recuperates, he takes over the household during the holidays, bringing in his secretary (Bette Davis) who promptly falls for a local newspaperman (Richard Travis). When Woolley begins to realize he may lose his prized assistant, he calls in sexy actress friend Ann Sheridan to put the moves on the object of Davis’ affection. With some poisonously funny dialogue and a sterling supporting cast, including Billie Burke, Jimmy Durante, Reginald Gardiner and Mary Wickes.


REMEMBER LAST NIGHT?
1935, Universal, 81 min, Dir: James Whale

Director James Whale (FRANKENSTEIN, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN) goes screwball with this charming mystery comedy. After a night of debauchery at a friend’s party, a couple (Tony Young and Constance Cummings) awakens the following morning to discover a murdered body. A police investigation ensues, but all of the witnesses were so drunk during the party that no one can remember a lick about the crime!


RUGGLES OF RED GAP
1935, Universal, 92 min, Dir: Leo McCarey

This McCarey classic stars Charles Laughton as a veddy proper English valet who’s won in a poker game by a man from the Wild West (Charlie Ruggles), setting off a culture clash. With Mary Boland, ZaSu Pitts, Roland Young, Leila Hyams and many others. Remember: Always bring the pot to the kettle!


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