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    • comedy
    • screwball comedy
    | July 9, 2016, 1:22 a.m.
    Beginning with the wonderful credit sequence that introduces the cast and crew on neon lights over art deco buildings, My Man Godfrey never makes a false move, never casts the wrong actor for their character. There’s not a set that doesn’t intimidate the viewer, either with the horror of slum life, or the shallowness of high society trappings. Director Gregory La Cava even finds room for a few technically accomplished shots, like Godfrey’s initial ascent up those staircases to the rooms of the Bullock women, each resembling an ornate cage for an ornery tropical bird. Well off