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03.10.2014 | | Posted at 01:24 PM
By David Luhrssen
  With Bringing Up Baby and His Girl Friday as treasured examples, screwball comedy flourished from the early 1930s to the early ‘40s—spanning the period when Hollywood’s censorship code was first fully implemented through American’s entry into World War II. Perhaps censorship helped launch the sequence of wacky films whose dialogue raced by at such velocity that ...