One of the screwiest of all screwball comedies not only has plenty of jokes , but skewered the vacuity of the upper classes in a way that still resonates today.
Category Archives: Eugene Pallette
THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)
It’s the very first blockbuster, but unfortunately I can’t emphasize enough how racist it is. However racist you think it is, it is way more racist than that.
Maybe the first big blockbuster, somehow still leaving viewers flabbergasted a century later. Also one long missive about “cancel culture,,” basically.
MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
If Frank Capra’s particular brand of idealistic American mythmaking feels dated today, that may be more our problem than his.