Two Can Play at This Thumbing the Nose Game

Preston Sturges was just as good at sticking it to the blue bloods, and he had real characters, too

Barbara Stanwyck: Taking out blue bloods, inferior card sharps, and prudish snake scientists all in one clean sweep
Barbara Stanwyck: Taking out blue bloods, inferior card sharps, and prudish snake scientists all in one clean sweep

Don't think I didn't hear the deep sigh in your "Oh, Kim." Listen, Josh, it's not like I've closed the book on the Marxes. I had a good chuckle at your Duck Soup clip. It's just how I like the Marx Brothers – in three-minute bits.

I'm all for class warfare, and gender warfare, too. I'd just rather watch Preston Sturges do it.

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