The 1930s were the golden age of a genre that came to be known as "screwball comedies." For a nation trudging through the Great Depression, these films provided a much-needed escape from grim reality. Combining zany plots, biting wit and a touch of romance, screwball comedies are as entertaining today as they were some 75 years ago. Here are the top ten best screwball comedies of the 1930s.
A New York newsman (Fredric March) exploits a supposedly dying Vermont blonde (Carole Lombard). Read More
Socialite couple's ghosts (Cary Grant, Constance Bennett) help banker friend (Roland Young). Read More
Paris cabby (Don Ameche) chases chorus girl (Claudette Colbert) posing as baroness. Read More
The Thin Man
Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell, Myrna Loy) solve a mystery with their dog, Asta. Read More
A playboy (Melvyn Douglas) charms a Russian envoy (Greta Garbo) on business in Paris. Read More