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Charles Coburn

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Devil and Miss Jones, The (1941)
Dir. Sam Wood
Feat. Charles Coburn, Jean Arthur
Tycoon Charles Coburn goes undercover to investigate union activities, and instead falls for shopgirl Jean Arthur. Well–regarded social comedy.
Lady Eve, TheLady Eve, The (1941) Aro Favourite
Dir. Preston Sturges
Feat. Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn
One of the greatest Hollywood screwball comedies ever, this begins with naïve zoologist Henry Fonda (“Snakes are my life”) falling in love with…
Kings RowKings Row (1942) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sam Wood
Feat. Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan
Celebrated and infamous melodrama of the titular smalltown, a seemingly placid American community, around which insanity, poverty and sadism hover…
Heaven Can WaitHeaven Can Wait (1943)
Dir. Ernst Lubitsch
Feat. Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Charles Coburn
Amusing comic fantasy in which playboy Don Ameche recalls his life of sin for the devil, to find he wasn't such a bad guy after all.
More the Merrier, The (1943)
Dir. George Stevens
Feat. Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn
Winning romantic comedy with a peerless Jean Arthur allowing two men to share her apartment, one of whom she falls in love with.
Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
Dir. Irving Rapper
Feat. Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith
George Gershwin's life and work is given a good glossing over from Hollywood, but the magical music keeps things sprightly for over two hours.
LuredLured (Personal Column) (1947) Recommended
Dir. Douglas Sirk
Feat. Lucille Ball, George Sanders, Charles Coburn
Earlier work in the oeuvre of cult director Douglas Sirk isn’t up there with his later masterworks but is more than just a footnote, with a first…
Monkey BusinessMonkey Business (1952)
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn
Scientist Cary Grant discovers a rejuvenation serum which has screwball side–effects. Stars include the director and writing team – Ben…
Has Anyone Seen My Gal?Has Anyone Seen My Gal? (1952)
Dir. Douglas Sirk
Feat. Charles Coburn, Lynn Bari, Piper Laurie
Sirk–for–hire musical comedy finds the iconic melodramatist at his most unidentifiable: Coburn stars as an elderly money bags with no…
Gentlemen Prefer BlondesGentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Aro Favourite
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell are out to rustle a millionaire or two on a seacruise to France in this glistening confection based on the stage…

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