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Breakfast For Two (1937)



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Breakfast For Two is a screwball comedy made in the golden age of screwball comedies and stars two very skilled performers: Barbara Stanwyck and Herbert Marshall. And yet, though the movie elicits a chuckle here and there, the end result is unmemorable and unaffecting. The script is mostly a fault. The best screwball comedies had the sharpest of wits. In Breakfast For Two, there's very little cleverness. Most of the gags are either cheap slapstick or verbal gags too obvious to be sneaky.

This is not to say the film is a waste of time. Fans of the stars or fans of old romantic comedies may enjoy it -- but I doubt it would hold up for more than one viewing.