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His Girl Friday

1940 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) is about to get hitched to dull insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) -- that's if her ex-husband, ruthless newspaper publisher Walter Burns (Cary Grant), doesn't succeed in winning her back in this battle-of-the-sexes screwball comedy. Meanwhile, reporters salivating for the scoop on a local voting conspiracy is just a minor distraction as Burns pulls out all the stops for the woman he loves.
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Some Like It Hot

1959 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

When musicians Jerry and Joe accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, they get out of town the only way they know how -- dressed as women. But things heat up on the road when they meet a curvy blonde who plays the ukulele.
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The Odd Couple

1968 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Tossed out of the house by his wife, Felix Unger decides the best thing to do is move in with his best pal: deliberately devolved caveman Oscar Madison. Within days, the slovenly Oscar and compulsive neatnik Felix are driving each other bonkers.
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A Fish Called Wanda

1988 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

A crooked foursome commits the heist of the century and is about to get away with it until the London police arrests one of them. Can the three on the lam persuade their comrade's lawyer to reveal the stolen loot's location?
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The Lady Eve

1941 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Seductive gold-digger Barbara Stanwyck and her conniving father (Charles Coburn) 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. Stanwyck then goes all-out to recapture Fonda's heart in this raucous battle of the sexes from renowned writer-director Preston Sturges.
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I Was a Male War Bride

1949 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Capt. Rochard is a French officer who marries an American female lieutenant, Catherine. All is blissful until Rochard tries to accompany his wife back to the States. Now, Rochard must impersonate a woman in order to join his new bride.
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Brewster's Millions

1945 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Monty Brewster, a recently discharged U.S. soldier, learns that his deceased uncle left him $8 million. But he can only inherit the money if he can spend a million of it before his upcoming 30th birthday and have nothing to show for it.
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Monkey Business

1952 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers make a delicious screwball comedy team in this caper directed by Howard Hawks. Grant's a middle-aged fuddy-duddy who may have invented a fountain of youth serum in his laboratory. But when a rampaging chimp mixes it into the water cooler, Grant and wife Rogers regress to their childhood. Marilyn Monroe is also a scream as the dim-bulb secretary to Charles Coburn.
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She Done Him Wrong

1933 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Saucy cabaret singer Lady Lou (Mae West) entertains lots of men but finds protection from a criminal ex-lover in the arms of a young Salvation Army captain (Cary Grant). Director Lowell Sherman's witty comedy was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
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Nothing Sacred

1937 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

When small-town girl Hazel Flagg mistakenly believes that she's dying of radium poisoning, she's brought to the big city and turned into a media darling by exploitative journalist Wally Cook.
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1986 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

British school headmaster Brian Stimpson (John Cleese) endures one disaster after another as he tries desperately to make it to an important speech on time in this hilarious adventure. A stickler for being punctual, Brian suffers a day of Murphy's Law as what can go wrong does indeed go very, very wrong. Alison Steadman, Penelope Wilton and Stephen Moore also star in this fitting showcase for Cleese's comedic talents.
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Just My Luck

1957 | NR | 2.8 out of 5 Stars

With an eye toward buying an expensive necklace for his ladylove (Jill Dixon), poor jewelry store clerk Norman Hackett (Norman Wisdom) decides to raise the funds by betting on a string of horse races. Surprisingly, Norman picks the winning ponies, but as his earnings accumulate, his bookie becomes reluctant to pay up. John Paddy Carstairs directs this screwball comedy that also stars Joan Sims and Marjorie Rhodes.
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