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Multcolib My Librarian Rachael: Romantic comedies with a double dash of sass

It Happened One Night
It Happened One Night (DVD - 1999 ) DVD Comedy IT Available in some locations

Annotation:Claudette Colbert is the flighty heiress running away to marry a cad. Clark Gable is the salty reporter chasing the story. A match made on a Greyhound bus.

Tom, Dick and Harry
Tom, Dick and Harry (DVD - 2009 ) DVD Comedy TOM Available in some locations

Annotation:Will Ginger Rogers choose the millionaire, the socialist, or the boy next door? With only her bizarre dream sequences to guide her, it's a toss up to the end.

I Know Where I'm Going!
I Know Where I'm Going! (DVD - 2001 ) DVD Comedy I All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Wendy Hiller is not going to let anything stop her from using an advantageous marriage to lift her status. Until a windswept island in Scotland gets into her heart.

The Apartment
The Apartment (DVD - 2007 ) DVD Comedy APARTMENT All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 8 copies

Annotation:Sweet, poignant, and wonderful. Everyone is taking advantage of Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine.

The Shop Around the Corner
The Shop Around the Corner (DVD - 2002 ) DVD Comedy SHOP Available in some locations

Annotation:Margaret Sullivan and Jimmy Stewart are looking in their mailboxes for love. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch, who was perhaps the greatest director of romantic comedies.

Ball of Fire
Ball of Fire (DVD - 2007 ) DVD Comedy BALL All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Men studying modern word usage find a treasure trove of idiom in singer Barbara Stanwyck. Unfortunately, this is the only item in our collection with the subject heading 'Lexicographers — Drama.'

The Lady Eve
The Lady Eve (DVD - 2001 ) DVD Comedy LADY Available in some locations

Annotation:Barbara Stanwyck and Charles Cobern are a father and daughter team fleecing the rich. Until she falls in love with the all too fleece-able Henry Fonda.

Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Miracle of Morgan's Creek (Streaming Video - 1944 ) Access online »

Annotation:Betty Hutton takes supporting the troops a little too far and ends up pregnant. Boy next door Eddie Bracken is not going to let her go through it alone. A movie that makes you say to yourself: They got away with that?! (Available through our Hoopla streaming service.)

The Thrill of It All!
The Thrill of It All! (DVD - 2002 ) DVD Comedy THRILL All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 7 copies

Annotation:Doris Day tries to keep her life as a housewife interesting with an intense catsup-bottling habit. When she finds further talents to grow, her husband James Garner gets his nose out of joint.

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Fast-talking, silly, and delightful romantic comedies from the 30s through the 60s.


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