Fifth about The Seventh

I Was a Male War Bride

I Was a Male War Bride: there really isn’t a secret for making a good romantic comedy, but it seems to have been lost over the last 60 years or so. One starts with a good, funny story (if preposterously true, so much the better); create an engaging central pair of characters; write them smart dialogue; find a good cast that can read the dialogue properly and voilà! Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan, in this case, have great chemistry and exchange barbs under the firm hand of Howard Hawks, resulting in a perfectly enjoyable and hilarious time. (To their credit, no attempts are made to have Grant sound like a Frenchman: it probably would not be successful while keeping the proper timing.)

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