1934: It Happened One Night - Defining The Screwball Comedy

In this video essay, One Hundred Years of Cinema turns to Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night (1934) to shed light on the screwball comedy, discussing its origins, common tropes and ideas of the genre, and why it eventually faded away.


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