American Cinema Episodes

1995, TV Show

Episode Detail: Romantic Comedy - American Cinema

A look at the “screwball comedies” of the '30s and '40s; Doris Day-Rock Hudson movies; and the more ribald films of the '60s. Clips include “Some Like It Hot,” “It Happened One Night,” “The Lady Eve.” Narrated by Katy Selverstone.

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Premiered: 1995, on PBS
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Premise: A 1995 10-part series chronicling 100 years of movie history features a rich collection of clips, along with comments by actors, directors and other industry experts. Among the episodes: `The Star,' `Romantic Comedy,' `The Studio System,' `The Western,' `The Combat Film,' `Film Noir,' `The Film School Generation' and `The Edge of Hollywood.'

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