IT'S not often these days that a festival programme makes me squeal with delight – but when I saw that the Edinburgh International Film Festival was providing me with the chance to see one of my all-time favourite films on the big screen for the very first time, squealing was the only option.
The film is a 1936 screwball comedy entitled My Man Godfrey. In fact, it's not just a screwball comedy; it is to my mind the ultimate screwball comedy. With its central romantic couple who bicker and banter and have zero in common, its supporting cast of eccentrics (played by a host of memorable character actors), its side-splittingly funny performances and its sparkling script, it is up there with It Happened One Night as a movie that defines the genre.
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