Screwball comedy is a subgenre of the romantic comedy genre that became popular during the Great Depression , originating in the early s and thriving until the early s. It is widely known for satirizing the traditional love story. Many secondary characteristics of this genre are similar to film noir , but it distinguishes itself for being characterized by a female that dominates the relationship with the male central character, whose masculinity is challenged. Screwball comedy has proved to be one of the most popular and enduring film genres. It Happened One Night ,  is often credited as the first true screwball, though Bombshell starring Jean Harlow preceded it by a year. Although many film scholars agree that its classic period had effectively ended by ,  elements of the genre have persisted or have been paid homage to in contemporary films. Still more, other film scholars argue that the screwball comedy lives on.
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A screwball is a breaking ball designed to move in the opposite direction of just about every other breaking pitch. It is one of the rarest pitches thrown in baseball, mostly because of the tax it can put on a pitcher's arm. The movement on the screwball -- which travels toward the pitcher's arm side -- is caused by an extremely unorthodox throwing motion.