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Looking Backward: And So They Were Married (1936)

4 Jul

and-so-they-were-married-1Moral lessons learned from And So They Were Married:

not enough parents use brandy and violence as child-rearing tactics these days;

children are, at their core, rotten, vicious and selfish;

women are capricious and vindictive;

men are capricious and vindictive;

Donald Meek cannot be trusted with anything;

there was a time not so long ago when going on vacation with your child meant leaving them pretty much anywhere in a crowded version of The Shining’s Overlook Hotel;

the sweet young bride Rick stuck his neck out for enough to at least hand her a roulette-based nest egg started out with a mean streak and must’ve been through a lot to become so self-sacrificing when at ten she wouldn’t even share cake;

the police, individually and collectively, are utter buffoons capable of being tricked by third-graders;

in the days before cell phones no one could ever be reached anywhere ever.

If this were a one-hundred-forty character affair the hashtag would be followed by the unspaced and depunctuated phrase “I Love Screwball!”

Looking Forward: And So They Were Married (1936)

3 Jul

and-so-they-were-married-7I missed And So They Were Married on the listings somehow, but it’s on TCM tonight (July 3) at 11:15 p.m. An Elliott Nugent screwball starring Melvyn Douglas and Mary Astor. Which begs the question, “Why am I seeing this for the first time?”

See you here sometime after it airs.