The Best Screwball Comedies of the 1930s

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It Happened One Night

1934    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Comedy    Pre-Code Hollywood    Road Movie

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Bringing Up Baby

1938    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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A Night at the Opera

1935    Sam Wood    Not Rated

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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My Man Godfrey

1936    Gregory La Cava    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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The Awful Truth

1937    Leo McCarey    Not Rated

Comedy    Screwball Comedy

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You Can't Take It With You

1938    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Romance

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After the Thin Man

1936    W.S. Van Dyke    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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Libeled Lady

1936    Jack Conway    Not Rated

Comedy    Screwball Comedy

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Topper

1937    Norman Z. McLeod    Not Rated

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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It's a Wonderful World

1939    W.S. Van Dyke    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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Twentieth Century

1934    Howard Hawks    Rated G

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Ruggles of Red Gap

1935    Leo McCarey    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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Midnight

1939    Mitchell Leisen    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Carefree

1938    Mark Sandrich    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Easy Living

1937    Mitchell Leisen    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Romance

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Double Wedding

1937    Richard Thorpe    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Screwball Comedy

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Theodora Goes Wild

1936    Richard Boleslawski    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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The Mad Miss Manton

1938    Leigh Jason    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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If I Had a Million

1932    Ernst Lubitsch    Not Rated

Comedy    Drama    Satire

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It's Love I'm After

1937    Archie Mayo    Not Rated

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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