The Best Comedies of the 1940s

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His Girl Friday 1940, 92 min.

Howard Hawks     Starring: Cary GrantRosalind RussellRalph Bellamy

Comedy    Media Satire    Romance

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To Be or Not to Be 1942, 99 min.

Ernst Lubitsch     Starring: Carole LombardJack BennyRobert Stack

Comedy    Farce    Satire

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Adam's Rib 1949, 101 min.

George Cukor     Starring: Spencer TracyKatharine HepburnJudy Holliday

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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The Bishop's Wife 1947, 109 min.

Henry Koster     Starring: Cary GrantJames GleasonLoretta Young

Comedy    Fantasy    Heavenly Comedy

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The Bank Dick 1940, 72 min.

Edward F. Cline     Starring: W.C. FieldsCora WitherspoonUna Merkel

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Crime

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