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My Man Godfrey

2 Ratings: 4.0
Classics and Comedy movie

Director Gregory La Cava deftly balances satire, romance, and social comment in this 1936 classic, which echoes Frank Capra in its Depression-era subtext. The Bullocks are a well-heeled, harebrained Manhattan family genetically engineered for screwball … see full wiki

Genre: Classics, Comedy
2 reviews about My Man Godfrey
review by . September 03, 2005
Okay, I could not bring myself to watch the colorized version also on the disk, but the original B&W is a nice print, and the movie is just wonderful. It showcases William Powell at his most dapper, Carole Lombard at her most fetching, and it has a wonderful moral basis at its hear as well.
review by . January 11, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
MY MAN GODFREY is one of the all-time classic screwball comedies; just as delicious on it's 100th viewing as the first. Carole Lombard, in arguably her best performance aside from "To Be or Not To Be", plays Irene Bullock, a dizzy society heiress who rescues a "forgotten man" from the city dump--Godfrey (played by William Powell). Godfrey becomes the Bullock family butler, and soon realises exactly how eccentric the entire household is! As Irene flirts desperately with her "protegee", Godfrey hides …
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