I’m about to make a BIG statement. The 1972 film What’s Up, Doc? may be the greatest comedy ever made.
Now from what I can tell, most people will say “huh?” For one, a lot of people don’t know any movies older than the 80s or 90s. If that’s the time frame I am confidant in calling Fletch my favorite comedy. Or perhaps a fellow cinema buff will counter with something from classic Hollywood. The Marx Bros. or even The Philadelphia Story (our very first Classic Movie Gush) or something. I know a lot of critics consider Some Like It Hot (our second Gush) to be the quintessential comedy.
But I still think What’s Up, Doc? is a pretty strong choice. And for some sad reason this film is not extremely well known and instantly recognizable by everyone everywhere. But it should be.
Why? SO many reasons. But why read about them when you can hit play and hear Melissa Tagg and I say them to you?
OH YEAH, because I was on the road for a whirlwind trip late last week I forgot to post the previous Gush which was about a great flick called Roman Holiday that made Audrey Hepburn a star! So here’s that…
What do you consider the greatest comedy of all time?
Classic Movie Gush is a regular feature in which we revisit/introduce classic movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Catch up on all the movies we’ve talked about by visiting the Official Classic Movie Gush Page.