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1930s

The Awful Truth The Awful Truth
1937 - Sony Pictures
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One of the most captivating screwball comedies ever, The Awful Truth stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunne as the perfect comic sparring partners. Grant and Dunne are facing divorce while fighting tooth and nail over their beloved dog, Mr. Smith. Ralph Bellamy is hilarious as Dunne's new suitor, and Grant and Dunne have rarely been better. …More

Bachelor Mother Bachelor Mother
1937- Warner Bros. Digital Dist
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Unemployed Polly Parrish impulsively picks up a baby left at orphanage doors at Christmas. Everyone assumes the foundling is hers, including Polly's playboy ex-boss, who offers her a job if she'll live up to her maternal duties. A paycheck would be handy, so Polly complies. Then the boss's tycoon dad assumes the infant is his secret grandson, and things really spin out of control


Bringing Up Baby Bringing Up Baby
1938- Turner Home Entertainment
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With the help of her pet leopard Baby and a wire-haired terrier named George, madcap heiress Hepburn derails the staid life of paleontologist Grant in this fast-paced screwball comedy. …More

Carefree Carefree
1938 - Turner Home Entertainment
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A lawyer sends his singer girlfriend to a psychiatrist to help her decide about marriage. …More

Design for Living Design for Living
1933- Criterion Collections
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A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.

Easy Living Easy Living
1937 - Warner Bros. Digital Dist
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Mary Smith is a poor working girl who literally has a fortune dropped in her lap when a wealthy financier tosses a sable coat out a window and it lands on her. Everyone automatically assumes she's his mistress, and soon her fairytale-like rags-to-riches lifestyle threatens a very real romance with an inept waiter


Good Fairy Good Fairy
1935  - Kino Video
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A naive girl just out of a cloistered orphanage finds that being a 'good fairy' to strangers makes life awfully complicated. …More

It Happened One Night It Happened One Night
1934  - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Peter Warne is a hard-bitten reporter who falls for a runaway heiress, Ellie Andrews, on a rural bus trip. …More

It's Love I'm After It's Love I'm After
1937 - Warner Bros. Digital Dist
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An actor of the stage finds himself pursued by a lovestruck fan while trying to patch up a tempestuous relationship with his actress lover.

Libeled Lady Libeled Lady
1936 - Warner Home Video
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An editor's fiancee and a lawyer help him trick an heiress suing his paper. Directed by Jack Conway. …More

The Merry Widow The Merry Widow
1934  - Warner Bros. Digital Dist
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Sonia, a bubbly widow owns 52% of every cow and cow town in the tiny East European country of Marshovia. When she relocates to glittery Paris, suave ladies' man Captain Danilo sets out in hot pursuit. His mission: avert his homeland's financial ruin by bringing Sonia back on the wings of love. But hang on tight, Danilo. Set in 1885.
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Midnight Midnight
1939- Universal Home Video
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A Paris cabby chases a showgirl hired by a rich man to pose as a baroness. Directed by Mitchell Leisen. …More

My Man Godfrey My Man Godfrey
1936 - Unicorn Video
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A Park Avenue socialite on a scavenger hunt finds a forgotten man and brings him home. Directed by Gregory La Cava. …More

Ninotchka Ninotchka
1939 - Warner Home Video
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A playboy melts a Russian envoy sent to fetch three wayward comrades in Paris. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. …More

Nothing Sacred Nothing Sacred
1937 - Osiris Entertainment, LLC
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A New York newsman exploits a supposedly dying Vermont blonde. Directed by William Wellman. …More

Trouble in Paradise Trouble in Paradise
1932 - Criterion Collections
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A suave thief and his chic partner target a rich Paris widow. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. …More

1940s

Adam's Rib Adam's Rib
1949- Warner Home Video
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Assistant District Attorney Adam Bonner loves his wife Amanda, but doesn't care much for his opposing counsel in a sensational attempted-murder trial--an opponent who happens to be Amanda. …More

Ball of Fire Ball of Fire
1941 - Tcfhe/MGM
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A stuffy professor of American slang meets a stripper who speaks it. Directed by Howard Hawks. …More

The Egg and I The Egg and I
1947 - Universal Home Video
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On their wedding night Bob informs his new bride Betty that he has bought a chicken farm. An abandoned chicken farm, to be exact, which is obvious when the two move in. Betty endures Bob's enthusiasm for the rural life, rustic inconveniences, and battling nature, but her patience is severely tested when glamorous neighbor Harriet Putnam seems to set her sights on Bob.


His Girl Friday His Girl Friday
1940 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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An ace reporter's editor tries to stop her from remarrying in this remake of director Lewis Milestone's "The Front Page." Directed by Howard Hawks. …More

I Love you Again I Love You Again 
1940 - Kino Video
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Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

I Married a Witch I Married a Witch
1942 - Criterion Collections
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A Salem witch enchants a candidate for governor about to marry. Directed by Rene Clair. …More

It Started with Eve It Started with Eve
1941 - Allied Vaughn
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A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy. However, the old man's health takes a turn for the better and now his son doesn't know how to break the news that he's engaged to someone else, especially since his father is so taken with the impostor.

The Lady Eve The Lady Eve
1941 - Criterion
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Seductive gold-digger Barbara Stanwyck and her conniving father set out to fleece wealthy but naïve ophiologist Henry Fonda, the socially inept heir to a brewery fortune. But the tables turn when Stanwyck falls for her prey and Fonda gets wise to their scheme. …More

The Major and the Minor The Major and the Minor
1942 - Universal Home Video
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A military-school major eyes a blonde posing as a half-fare 12-year-old on a train. Directed by Billy Wilder. …More

The More the Merrier The More the Merrier
1943 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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A working girl shares a Washington apartment with two men. Directed by George Stevens. Best supporting Oscar for Charles Coburn. …More

Remember the Night A Night To Remember
1943 - Allied Vaughn
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In this suspenseful comedy, Nancy Troy (Loretta Young) and her mystery-author husband, Jeff (Brian Aherne), move into a dark basement apartment in New York City's Greenwich Village, in hopes of stirring up writing inspiration.

The Palm Beach Story The Palm Beach Story
1942 - Universal Home Video
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An inventor's wife meets some sporting millionaires on a train to Florida. Directed by Preston Sturges. …More

The Shop Around the Corner The Shop Around the Corner
1940  - Warner Home Video
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The more Budapest co-workers fight, the more they fall in love as secret pen pals. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. …More

Woman of the Year Woman of the Year
1942 - Warner Home Video
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Sam Craig is a sportswriter for a New York newspaper. Tess Harding is an international affairs writer who works for the same newspaper. Professionally, the two do not see eye to eye, but when they meet in person the two fall in love and are soon wed. …More

1950s

Bell, Book and Candle Bell, Book and Candle
1958 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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A witch's warlock brother helps a San Francisco publisher break her love spell. …More

Born Yesterday Born Yesterday
1950  - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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A scrap-metal tycoon pays a Washington newsman to make his girlfriend couth. Directed by George Cukor. Best actress Oscar for Holliday. …More

Designing Woman Designing Woman
1957 - Warner Home Video
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When a sportswriter marries a fashion designer, their two different working worlds collide. …More

Indiscreet Indiscreet
1958 - Olive Films
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A U.S. diplomat in London pretends to be married while having an affair with a famous actress. …More

Indiscreet It Should Happen to You 
1954 - Olive Films
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A slightly daffy New York model with an urge to be famous rents a huge billboard overlooking New York's Columbus Circle and puts her picture and name on it.

The Matchmaker The Matchmaker
1958 - Warner Bros. Digital Dist
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A professional matchmaker brings a Yonkers merchant to his supposed bride in 1880s New York. …More

Monkey Business Monkey Business
1952 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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Drinking an elixir makes a professor and his wife act teen-age and worse. Directed by Howard Hawks. …More

My Sister Eileen My Sister Eileen
1955  - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Two Ohio sisters move to Greenwich Village, where one finds a publisher and the other one finds men. …More

Pillow Talk Pillow Talk
1959 - Universal Home Video
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An interior decorator and a playboy songwriter share a party line and size each other up. …More

Roman Holiday Roman Holiday
1953 - Warner Home Video
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A princess runs off with a U.S. newsman in Rome. Directed by William Wyler. Best actress Oscar for Hepburn. …More

Sabrina Sabrina
1954  - Warner Home Video
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The mega-rich Larrabee brothers have nothing in common. Linus is all work, while David is a playboy. But when the daughter of the family's chauffeur returns from Paris, all grown up, the brothers find something in common, and something to fight over. …More

The Seven Year Itch The Seven Year Itch
1955  - Twentieth Century-Fox
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The blonde upstairs gives a man ideas, especially with his wife gone for the summer. Directed by Billy Wilder. …More

Some Like It Hot Some Like It Hot
1959- Tcfhe/MGM
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To evade gangsters, two men don skirts and join an all-girl band with a sizzling lead singer. Directed by Billy Wilder. …More

Teacher's Pet Teacher's Pet
1958 - Paramount Home Video
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A rugged city editor poses as a journalism student and flirts with the professor. …More