My Man Godfrey Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 663

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 60

Theatrical Release Date: 09/17/1936

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Romance

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Gregory La Cava

Actors: Carole Lombard, William Powell, Alice Brady, Pat Flaherty, Gail Patrick, Eugene Pallette

Plot: With the Depression in full steam, a rather ditzy socialite picks up a vagrant, Godfrey, and hires him on as the family butler. He struggles with understanding the nutty actions of the idle rich family, even as the butler and socialite fall in love - but the fallout from falling for one of the servants may be too much... but there is more to Godfrey than meets the eye. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/26/2019

A Depression-era screwballer, "My Man Godfrey" filled the screen with joy and laughter during a period when people needed it the most.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 05/25/2012

This kind of comedy of manners is the kind of thing that would be made as a vehicle for Adam Sandler these days and would therefore be mindless, hateful junk. But starring the likes of Carole Lombard and William Powell and sporting the kind of witty and insightful script they just don't write any more, it's a joy. Let down only by a rather unconvincing ending it's otherwise a charming screwball comedy from the old school.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 10/28/2011

A really delightful film that is as charming as it is entertaining. William Powell gets some great one-liners and the film is also stocked full of hilarious supporting characters, as well. Carole Lombard's unhinged devotion to Godfrey is, to me, the heart of the film and what makes a lot of the madcap action so funny.

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