Screwball Comedy: A classic definition of the great genre

Columbia 1934
Writer: Robert Riskin
Director: Frank Capra

colbert profile

colbert profile

colbert profile

MGM 1934
Writer: Albert Hackett
Director: W.S. Van Dyke

nora and nick

myrna loy

maureen o'sullivan

Paramount 1935
Writer: Norman Krasna
Director: Mitchell Leisen

carole lombard

carole lombard and fred mac murray

carole lombard

Universal 1936
Writer: Morrie Ryskind and Eric Hatch
Director: Gregory La Cava

carole lombard

ball

alice brady

Columbia 1936
Writer: Robert Riskin
Director: Frank Capra

deeds tuba

gary cooper and jean arthur

longfellow deeds

MGM 1937
Writers: Jack Jevne, Eric Hatch, and Eddie Moran
Director: Norman Z. McLeod

connie bennett and cary grant

roland young and connie bennett

principals

Columbia 1938
Writer: Robert Riskin
Director: Frank Capra

edward arnold

jimmy stewart and jean arthur

spring byington

Columbia 1940
Writers: Ben Hecht, and Charles MacArthur
Director: Howard Hawks

cary grant

with rosalind russell

ralph bellamy