By the 1930s, studios had figured out how to record sound. Along with a slew of decadent musicals (think Busby Berkeley or Fred and Ginger) came a slate of fast-talking, raucous comedies. Divorce-remarriage plots, fish out of water stories, and fierce, funny women all figure in the genre. These silly comedies of errors have heart, and they are still just as biting and edgy today. 

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