Friday, January 29, 2016

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Tom: That's one way of meeting the situation. 
Shipping clerk comes home, finds missus with boarder. He 
breaks dishes. It's pure burlesque. Then there's another way. 
Intelligent artist returns unexpectedly, finds treacherous 
friends, both discuss the pros and cons 
of the situation in grownup dialogue. 
High-class comedy, enjoyed by everybody. 
George: There's a third way. I'll kick your teeth out 
and tear your head off and beat some decency into you! 
Tom: Cheap melodrama. Very dull. 

Today is the 124th anniversary of the birth of the 
great director Ernst Lubitch, who made this the very best 
"throuple" comedy starring Garry Cooper. (More here)

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