Enter search terms on separate lines e.g., enter title of film on the top line, director's last name below, so as to articulate your search request.
Quotations marks (search for specific phrases or names)
"Comedy Films", "John Waters", "Female Trouble"
Asterisk / Wildcard * (search for root word with different endings)
Comed* = Comedy, Comedies, Comedian, Comedian's, Comedians, Comedic
AND (narrows your search)
laughter AND "motion pictures"
Paramount AND distribution
OR (widens your search)
film OR movies OR cinema
comedy OR "comedy films" OR slapstick
MGM OR "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer"
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