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The film is well-crafted, and in tune with the time in which it was made.

"Claudia" is one of dozens of worthy efforts made by this most gifted film maker.

The couple is often a well-to-do female interested in romance and a generally passive, emasculated, or weak male who resists romance, such as in Bringing Up Baby (1938), or a sexually-frustrated, humiliated male who is thwarted in romance, as in Howard Hawks' farce I Was a Male War Bride (1949).

The zany but glamorous characters often have contradictory desires for individual identity and for union in a romance under the most unorthodox, insane or implausible circumstances (such as in Preston Sturges' classic screwball comedy and battle of the sexes The Lady Eve).

See full summary » Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, but he chooses Elizabeth instead.

Some of the stars often present in screwball comedies included Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, Claudette Colbert, Jean Arthur, Irene Dunne, Myrna Loy, Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, William Powell, and Carole Lombard.

See full summary » A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield.

When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died.

Domineering Harriet Craig holds more regard for her home and its possessions than she does for any person in her life.

Among those she treats like household objects are her kind husband ...

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