With the advent of the Motion Picture Production Code in 1934, Hollywood studios had to drastically curtail the explicit sexuality many of their films had previously displayed. In an attempt to portray less overt, yet still sexual interactions between the sexes, the Screwball Comedy was born. Cary Grant became one of the mainstays of these fast paced, highly entertaining films, starring in several outstanding examples of this sub-genre under the direction of the legendary Howard Hawkes. We will view four of them during the winter term: Bringing Up Baby (1938), His Girl Friday (1940), I Was a Male War Bride (1948), and Monkey Business (1952). Discussions will focus on the cinematic merits of the films, where they stand in film history and whether they continue to engage film audiences today. Please join us!