Screwball comedy

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Screwball comedies are an American genre of comedy movies. This genre became popular during the Great Depression. It first became popular with It Happened One Night in 1934.

The elements of the screwball comedy can be traced back to plays such as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Much Ado about Nothing.

Screwball comedy has farce or slapstick material.