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Year
1942
Runtime
88 min.
Director
Preston Sturges
Genres
Romance, Comedy
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
7,938
Checks
2,615
Favs
204
Dislikes
24
Favs/checks
7.8% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. Captain Qynce's avatar

    Captain Qynce

    Well that was probably one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. 7 years 4 months ago
  2. V012's avatar

    V012

    "I grow on people......like moss...." 4 years 11 months ago
  3. mpouk's avatar

    mpouk

    The sardonic wit of Preston Sturges is omnipresent in this superb screwball comedy. It vividly recreates a madcap world where sanity is the exception and where the central couple strives to reach a balance by redefining their relationship. Sturges cleverly de-constructs the genre conventions and undermines viewer's expectations, while at the same time creates brilliantly timed sequences like the one at the end where the moving ballad sung by one suitor leads to the unlikely reconciliation. 6 years 2 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #75 in The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time (BBC Culture)
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  2. This movie ranks #77 in AFI's 100 years...100 laughs
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  3. This movie ranks #150 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  4. This movie ranks #153 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  5. This movie ranks #216 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  6. This movie ranks #264 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  7. This movie ranks #299 in Empire 500
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  8. This movie ranks #376 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  9. This movie ranks #601 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  10. This movie ranks #646 in NY Times' The Essential 1,000 Films to See
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  11. This movie ranks #692 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  12. This movie ranks #784 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  13. This movie ranks #881 in The Criterion Collection
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