Lucy says: 4 Pops ~ I have always loved this movie, and I always will. But I could not wrench it into the box of true romantic comedy, because really… not romantic. Funny as hell, yeah. Great chemistry, absolutely. Charm your socks off, you bet. But romantic? Not so much.
And it’s that argument which we circle… and circle… and circle… for an hour. Apologies, Poppers. That’s what happens when you love something dearly, but can’t make it fit. You obsess. Lucy’s rating breakdown: Romance: 1, Comedy: 5, Structure: 5
Jenny says: 4 Pops ~ This is beautifully structured, beautifully paced farce. Truly a great movie. Not a great romantic comedy because they failed to build the romance. Yes, farce is not an easy place to make a romance work, but they didn’t even try. Great comedy. Lousy rom com. Jenny’s rating breakdown: Romance: 1, Comedy: 5, Structure: 5
Blog Poll Rating: 3.5 Pops
Story: Paleontologist David wants a brontosaurus bone. Socialite Susan wants David. There’s a leopard. Trouble ensues. Release Date: February 18, 1938 Director: Howard Hawks Writer: Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde. More info at IMDb.