My Man Godfrey (1936)

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A scatterbrained socialite hires Godfrey, a vagrant, as a family butler, but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.


  • William Powell
  • Carole Lombard
  • Alice Brady
  • Gail Patrick
  • Eugene Pallette
  • Jean Dixon
  • Alan Mowbray
  • Mischa Auer
  • Pat Flaherty
  • Robert Light

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One of the treasures of 1930s screwball comedy.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

La Cava was famous for improvising his scenes; My Man Godfrey is the most brilliant, unbuttoned example. It's a champagne farce, sparkling and bubbling from the depths of the Depression. [08 Jun 2007, p.C9]

Metacritic review by Michael Wilmington
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

La Cava’s supple but cutting romantic comedy is one of the finest works of class-conscious comedy in Hollywood history.

Metacritic review by Jake Cole
Jake Cole
Slant Magazine