Four's a Crowd (1938)





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A standard-issue "screwball comedy" of the 1930s, Four's a Crowd starred a quartet of Warner Bros' biggest stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHavilland, Rosalind Russell and Patric Knowles. Flynn plays a publicity agent hired to stir up "good press" for a nasty millionaire (Walter Connolly). Errol accomplishes this by going back to his old job as editor of a newspaper owned by Knowles, then using the paper to elucidate Connolly's virtues. Along the way, he romances Olivia de Havilland, who plays … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Comedy
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Written By: Casey Robinson, Sig Herzig
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On DVD: May 5, 2009

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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Old-fashioned lighthearted romantic screwball comedy that is as dumb as it is energetic.

Full Review… | December 31, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Four's a Crowd

Breezy comedy with the four stars playing off each other very well. Errol's light touch is especially suited to this kind of material to bad he didn't have more chances to use it in this type of film.

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Four's a Crowd (1938) -- [6.5] -- It's surprising Errol Flynn didn't make more screwball comedies, because he's completely at home in this 'who's duping who' comedy, outrunning the guard dogs, shaking hands with people in side-by-side moving cars, and carrying on romantic telephone conversations with two women simultaneously. In "Four's a Crowd," he's teamed with his regular leading lady Olivia de Havilland, as well as Rosalind Russell (in a newspaper role the predates 'His Girl Friday'), Patric Knowles, and Walter Connolly. Flynn plays the supporting characters off one another for his own selfish gain. The film climaxes with a double-elopement wherein the couples chase each other, quarrel, split up, and switch partners before the vows are finished. If you're a fan of classic screwballs, this one shouldn't disappoint. And it's the only chance you'll ever get to see Errol Flynn bite both a dog and Rosalind Russell in the same movie. Look for character actor Margaret Hamilton (Oz's wicked witch) in small part.

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