I came across this interesting piece on Bringing Up Baby, “Bringing Up Bride – Gender, Class, and Marriage in Screwball Comedy.” Lots of good points here, including thinking of the screwball comedy genre as a kind of end run around the Hays code. I came across this point in several other places, but omitted it […]
Film critic Andrew Sarris once, now famously, described the screwball comedy as a “sex comedy without the sex.” In the case of Bringing Up Baby, I say thank the gods for small favors. One can only imagine what sort of leathered and gagged S&M tableau poor David Huxley would have ended up in had the […]
Read the original New York Times review of Rasputin and The Empress, published on December 24, 1932.