To this day, the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 40s are arguably the most popular branch of American film comedy. They are most representative of Hollywood's reaction to the Roosevelt era and the New Deal. The films made in the "screwball mode" are defined not only by their fast pace, witty dialogue and madcap characters, but by an unceasing interest in the battle of the sexes and the reconciliation of love, money and madness (or the failure thereof).
Austrian Film Museum, Vienna 1984. 80 pages, with 20 b/w illustrations and a bibliography. In German