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"In the Soup" - British Screwball Comedy
released on April 1, 1936

The Actors: Ralph Lynn (Horace Jillybrand), Judy Gunn (Kitty Jillybrand), Morton Selten (Abernethy Ruppershaw), Nelson Keys (Emile Moppert), Bertha Belmore (Madame Adelaide Moppert), Michael Shepley (Paul Hemming), Olive Melville (Delphine Moppert), Morris Harvey (Charles Bates), Margaret Yard (Sarah Bates), Felix Aylmer (counsel), Mervyn Johns (Meakin), Olive Sloane (defendant)

A Day in the Life of an Idiot

In the SoupHorace is a solicitor in London who has never tried a case until today. For his very first case he is paid to defend a man who has purchased a car that is not what it should be and the client refuses to pay for the car. Unfortunately he enters the wrong courtroom where a young lady is suing for a marriage breach of promise, and the result is hilarious. Now he finds himself without the funds from his first case, and is desperately in need of money. Horace will have plenty of money once he turns 40 years old . . . as long as he is not married . . . But of course he is married, and if his Uncle Abernathey in India finds out about his marriage he will not get his inheritance. Unfortunately Uncle Abernathy Ruppershaw is on his way to London for a visit, and Horace may be in trouble . . . Did I say he may be in trouble? . . . . Trouble and mayhem are closer than his shadow this day . . . In search of funds Horace has advertised his luxurious flat for rent, and it gets rented twice by mistake . . . Uncle Ruppershaw rents it from Horace's wife, and Horace's friend rents it from Horace for his intended bride and her parents to stay in . . . Adding to the mayhem that is ahead, the maid and footman have walked out because they haven't been paid in three months, so Horace and his wife Kitty try to convince both tenants that they are the maid and butler. The whole farce comes to a head at dinner when Kitty puts something 'in the soup' . . . Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter over it and enjoy the show.

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William Powell and Carole LombardProbably my all time favorite movie, My Man Godfrey in 1936 not only gives us an comedic peek at the wealthiest and poorest during the Great Depression, but also was the vehicle for Carole Lombard to create the movie icon of the 'dumb blonde screwball comedy' that is a popular theme even today.

Barbara Stanwyck and Gary CooperMeet John Doe - 1941: The Frank Capra classic set in the Great Depression era that pits the common man against the political masters. You can't be a fan of old movies until you watch Frank Capra's old movies. This one premiered seventy years ago, and it still stirs our emotions and thoughts now. It is as timely as if it were produced today.

John Wayne and Gail Russell in Angel and the Bad ManAngel and the Bad Man - 1947: One of the great teachers of the Secret Law of Attraction is Dr. Joe Vitale . . . but before he was even born actor John Wayne paid for and produced this Cowboy Western that featured The Law of Attraction.

James Cagney in The Time of Your LifeThe Time of Your Life - 1948: James Cagney financed this strangely different feel-good movie, and he plays the part of Joe, a barfly that tries to live his life by making everyone around him better. I watch this one often, and try to become more like Joe every day.

Joe E. Brown in Painted FacesPainted Faces - 1929: Comedy legend Joe E. Brown is a circus clown in a surprisingly serious role as a juror in a Christmas week murder trial who tells the other jurors a story that will change their verdicts in a pre-code drama that could not have been made a few years later.

Cary Grant and Audry Hepburn in CharadeCharade - 1963: It doesn't get much better than Cary Grant and Audry Hepburn in a tale of death, deception, spies and lost wealth as a woman tries to sort out the good guys from the bad guys in this cold-war spy thriller love story.

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