Great Screwball Comediesby vagabondjonson | created - 07 Dec 2011 | updated - 07 Dec 2011 | Public
I love screwball comedies. The screwier the better. Here's a list of great fun comedies that demand little but produce much.
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2. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.
4. Oscar (1991)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime
A gangster attempts to keep the promise he made to his dying father: that he would give up his life of crime and "go straight".
Votes: 25,521 | Gross: $23.56M
5. Radioland Murders (1994)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with... See full summary »
Votes: 2,945 | Gross: $1.30M
6. The Private Eyes (1980)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Mystery
This spoof of the Sherlock Holmes stories finds Inspector Winship and Dr. Tart investigating a strange death in a possibly haunted mansion, while dealing with the beautiful heiress and the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,220 | Gross: $18.01M
7. Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)
PG-13 | 78 min | Comedy
Messrs Lawton (a hit-man), Horton (expecting some middle-aged dating agency nooky) and Orton (checking out properties for his boss) converge on the Hotel Gabriella in Venice. Linguistic ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,181 | Gross: $3.10M
9. Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Romance
When a hypochondriac learns that he is dying, he accepts an offer to throw himself in a volcano at a tropical island, and along the way there, learns to truly live.
Votes: 30,161 | Gross: $39.40M