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Jean Arthur

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Whole Town's Talking, TheWhole Town's Talking, The (1935)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl
Edward G. Robinson stars in a duel role as a meek office clerk who bares a resemblance to Public Enemy Number One. Entertaining mix of farce and…
Mr. Deeds Goes to TownMr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) Recommended
Dir. Frank Capra
Feat. Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur
Archetypal screwball comedy stars Gary Cooper as Mr. Deeds, a country hick who arrives in New York to collect a 20 million dollar inheritance, which…
Plainsman, ThePlainsman, The (1936)
Dir. Cecil B. De Mille
Feat. Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur
A brash, implausible Western from grand master DeMille: Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur run amok in a spectacle that wildly bastardizes the Old West and…
Easy LivingEasy Living (1937) Recommended
Dir. Mitchell Leisen
Feat. Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland
A breathless screwball comedy from the pen of Preston Sturges that almost rivals the writer–director's best work. Spunky Jean Arthur is the…
You Can't Take It with YouYou Can't Take It with You (1938) Recommended
Dir. Frank Capra
Feat. James Stewart, Jean Arthur
Sentimental comedy from the James Stewart/Frank Capra camp, and something of a classic. Wealthy, straight–laced Jimmy falls for Jean Arthur,…
Mr. Smith Goes to WashingtonMr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Recommended
Dir. Frank Capra
Feat. James Stewart, Jean Arthur
Another brilliant comic parable from Frank Capra, in the wake of MR. DEEDS. The endearing Jimmy Stewart plays a young idealist who discovers the…
Only Angels Have WingsOnly Angels Have Wings (1939) Recommended
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth
Quintessential Hawks fare in which men are men and women have to be equally tough. At a South American outpost, mail pilot Cary Grant becomes…
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.
Talk of the Town, TheTalk of the Town, The (1942)
Dir. George Stevens
Feat. Cary Grant, Ronald Colman, Jean Arthur
Vaguely radical factory–worker Cary Grant goes on the run after being framed for arson and manslaughter by a corrupt establishment, and hides…
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.

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