Chrismealy asks about other old films besides Born Yesterday that are hilarious. A lot depends on what you mean by "old." Young Frankenstein is spectacularly funny, but it is only 42 years old, which for me is just yesterday. A number of the Tracy/Hepburn films are splendid -- Pat and Mike and Adam's Rib among them. The writing credits for Young Frankenstein, by the way, list Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, and Mary Shelley, which is a hoot all by itself. a propos, I stole the title for In Defense of Anarchism from Mark Twain's essay "In Defense of Harriet Shelley." Harriet Shelley was the poet's first wife. She committed suicide after Percy took up with Mary, the daughter of the feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft and the anarchist philosopher William Godwin. Twain thought Harriet had gotten a bad rap from Percy and his friends.
Anyone have some favorite oldies to suggest?