Tired of all these male-driven comedies? Then follow Cher's advice: Snap out of it.
We celebrate plenty about the cinematic year of 1939 -- there's Scarlett O'Hara's brattiness, Mr. Smith's Washington trip, and the goodness of Glinda. So it should unnerve you that the untouchable powers of Greta Garbo in "Ninotchka" have gone under-discussed in the past generation. Watch as she obliterates the silver screen with the darkest one-liners of the decade. "The last mass trials were a great success. There will be fewer and better Russians," she sneers mid-strut. Her emasculating moments are perhaps her best: "We don't have men like you in this country. That is why I believe in the future of my country." Striking looks and scorching delivery: the Garbo gold standard.