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3 things about Howard Hawks’s BRINGING UP BABY

Bringing Up Baby [1938] 1. The way she laughs. 2. Backless dress. 3. “Did we get across?” “No, we’re right back where we started, only we’re wet.”

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3 things about Leo McCarey’s THE AWFUL TRUTH

The Awful Truth [1937] 1. A ready-to-go eggnog cart. 2. “I don’t know what to say.” “If you leave now, you won’t have to say anything.” 3. Cuckoo clock.

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3 things about Gregory La Cava’s MY MAN GODFREY

My Man Godfrey [1936] 1. “I know what you mean, if you know what I mean.” 2. Exiting through the side window. 3. A swank nightclub called The Dump.

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