Best comedy movie trivia of 1940

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The Philadelphia Story picture

Trivia: All of the scenes in this movie were shot in only one take and in one scene the technique really shows. When Jimmy Stewart is drunk, he ad-libbed hiccuping while he was talking. Cary Grant, not expecting the comic relief, had to look down at the floor to keep from laughing (you can see him grinning and collecting himself).

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His Girl Friday picture

Trivia: When trying to describe Bruce to a friend Grant says "He looks like, uhh, that fella in the movies, Ralph Bellamy." Bruce was in fact played by Ralph Bellamy.

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Saps at Sea picture

Trivia: This was Laurel & Hardy's last film produced by the Hal Roach studio.

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Puss Gets the Boot picture

Trivia: The first Tom and Jerry cartoon. The duo were originally named "Jasper and Jinx" by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, though only Tom was identified on screen by his original name (Jasper). Hanna-Barbera would later use the name "Jinx" in their television creation "Pixie and Dixie", where their adversary was the cat, Mr Jinx.

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You Ought to Be in Pictures picture

Trivia: Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett can be seen in the crowd rushing out from the studio during the lunch break.

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Elmer's Candid Camera picture

Trivia: The first appearance of Elmer Fudd in a Warner Brothers cartoon.

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A Wild Hare picture

Trivia: "A Wild Hare" is considered by many historians as the first "official" Bugs Bunny cartoon.

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The Great Dictator picture

Trivia: This was Charlie Chaplin's first feature film with full sound.

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