Great Movie Romances from Hollywood's Golden Age

GENINT 721.541

Osher (50+). This course screens five great romance movies of the 1930s and 1940s. Movies feature stars such as Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, and Ingrid Bergman. Each film is viewed and discussed for romantic style.


What you can learn.

  • Identify romantic films from the 1930s and 1940s
  • Appreciate the style of romance depicted in various films
  • Understand the influence of these films on romance

About this course:

Come join us as we watch both delightful comedies and well-crafted dramas featuring wonderful Hollywood romances. See Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert sparkle in It Happened One Night (1934) and watch Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant humorously miscommunicate in Bringing Up Baby (1938). Romance is tragic for Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart in The Mortal Storm (1940) and serious for Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not (1944). We conclude with Notorious (1946), where Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant’s sizzling romance is high stakes. Whether comedy or drama, each movie will show us how to romance with style!

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