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Warner Bros. to Release 20-Film Comedy Box Set for 90th Anniversary, Includes Cary Grant Classics, Marx Brothers, Mel Brooks

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 12, 2013 at 11:54AM

Warner Bros. celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2013, and to mark the occasion is releasing five box sets throughout the year, with 20 films each highlighting the best of the studio's output. First up: the Comedy Collection, including such unbeatable classics as Howard Hawks' "Bringing Up Baby," George Cukor's "The Philadelphia Story" and Frank Capra's "Arsenic and Old Lace." Alas, it also includes "The Hangover," but nothing's perfect. Full list of titles below.
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Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Howard Hawks' 'Bringing Up Baby'
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Howard Hawks' 'Bringing Up Baby'

Warner Bros. celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2013, and to mark the occasion is releasing five box sets throughout the year, with 20 films each highlighting the best of the studio's output.

First up: the Comedy Collection, including such unbeatable classics as Howard Hawks' "Bringing Up Baby," George Cukor's "The Philadelphia Story" and Frank Capra's "Arsenic and Old Lace." Alas, it also includes "The Hangover," but nothing's perfect. Full list of titles below.

Warner Bros. was founded and formally incorporated on April 4, 1923, by brothers Albert, Harry, Sam and Jack Warner. 

The collection will be divided into two chapters across 20 discs: "Class Acts" (1935-1980) and "Class Clowns" (1983-2009). The set releases on July 2, 2013.

Films included are:

1.      A Night at the Opera (1935)

2.      Stage Door (1937)

3.      Bringing Up Baby (1938)

4.      The Philadelphia Story (1940)

5.      Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

6.      The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

7.      The Great Race (1965)

8.      Blazing Saddles (1974)

9.      The In-Laws (1979)

10.  Caddyshack (1980)

11.  National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

12.  Risky Business (1983)

13.  The Goonies (1985)

14.  Spies Like Us (1985)

15.  Beetlejuice (1988)

16.  Grumpy Old Men (1993)

17.  Ace Ventura Pet Detective (1994)

18.  Analyze This (1999)

19.  Wedding Crashers: Uncorked Edition (2005)

20.  The Hangover (2009)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.