Comedy thriller

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Comedy thrillers are a hybrid genre that draw subject matter generally from comedy, thrillers, spy, science-fiction, action, horror and suspense. They include a disproportionate amount, relative to other genres, of humor.

Examples of comedy thrillers in films, plays and novels are Charade,[1] The Thin Man, The Lady Vanishes, In Bruges, Silver Streak, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, No Way to Treat a Lady, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Big Fix, Lucky Number Slevin,[2] Deathtrap[disambiguation needed], The Ladykillers, Hopscotch, Welcome to Collinwood, The King of Comedy.[3]


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