The recent article on romantic comedies seemed to omit anything before 1987. Although the list was utterly lovely, and included a couple of movies I really have to catch up on now, may this vintage lover remind you of some of the classics? My husband and I fell in love while watching some of these movies. No, I’m not that old, but we were students and we watched a lot of Saturday afternoon TV.
I know some are in monochrome, but I don’t care. They’re funny.
1. Top Hat
Yes, I know it’s a musical, but it’s also funny. As well as the sublime pairing of Fred and Ginger, there are some really great moments of pure romantic comedy. The scene after Ginger has come up to complain about the noise is wonderful. Instead of tap dancing, Fred spills dirt from a plant on the floor and does a soft shoe shuffle instead. Melts me every time.
2. Singin' in the Rain
More music! But the film within a film, the Scarlet Pimpernel-ish movie when they’re trying to get to grips with sound is so great, it has to be on my list.