Tell Us About Your Favorite Classic Movie Pairings

Abbott and Costello. Laurel and Hardy. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Bogart and Bergman…and, for that matter, Bogart and Bacall. There are some pairings, be it as comedy teams or couples, that are absolute movie magic — possessing the type of natural chemistry that is unable to predict or duplicate.

When two actors bounce off of each other seamlessly, we marvel at the results. This was as true at the start of the film industry as it is today.

For this weekend’s Open Thread, we want to hear about what classic film duos are your favorite and why. Tell us what pairings — either comedic or romantic — you love from the golden age of cinema (i.e. the 1930s through 1960s).

Which isn’t to say that these type of pairings still aren’t happening today, as they most definitely are. And we’ll ask this question about contemporary pairs in a future Open Thread.

So here’s the task before you: Sound off about what your favorite duo-led classic films are, both comedic teams and romantic couples (or in the case of George Burns and Gracie Allen, both) and why.

Take a moment, and think about your favorite pairings and reflect upon how much you love movie twos!