My Man Godfrey [DVD] [1936]

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  • Release Date: 04/28/2015
  • Rating: NR
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Synopsis


My Man Godfrey
One of the landmark "screwball" comedies of the 1930s, My Man Godfrey offers the radiant Carole Lombard in her definitive performance as flighty young heiress Irene Bullock, who on a society scavenger hunt stumbles on Godfrey (William Powell), an erudite hobo residing in the city dump. Godfrey becomes the family's butler, much to the dismay of Irene's father Alexander (Eugene Pallette), who thinks his household is crazy enough without another apparent lunatic under his roof. Halfway through the film, we discover that Godfrey isn't a penniless bum at all, but the scion of a wealthy Boston family. Having been burned by an unhappy romance, Godfrey dropped out of life, taking up residence in the dump. Here his faith in humanity was restored by his fellow indigents, who managed to survive and remain optimistic despite the worst deprivations. Meanwhile, however, he wants to straighten out the Bullock family, who he feels are a basically decent bunch beneath all their pretensions and eccentricities -- and along the way, of course, Irene determines that Godfrey will be her husband. While Godfrey's ultimate "solution" to the exigencies of the Depression seems more of a placebo, My Man Godfrey is all in all a totally satisfying jolt of 1930s-style wish fulfillment. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • William Powell
    William Powell - Godfrey Parke
  • Carole Lombard
    Carole Lombard - Irene Bullock
  • Alice Brady
    Alice Brady - Angelica Bullock
  • Gail Patrick
    Gail Patrick - Cornelia Bullock
  • Jean Dixon
    Jean Dixon - Molly



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Superior Comedy made in 1936.

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    moviereviewer1949
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    The Universal DVD provided a good picture and sound. This is the first time I had ever seen this movie and it held my attention all the way through the movie. It is a high quality production and is more than just a comedy. It shows there were forgotten men back in the 1930's just like today and the "elite" of society learn a lesson.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Man Powell

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    GenSeneca
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    William Powell lights up the big screen with his touching, colorful, offbeat and hilarious role as a ne'er do well drifter that gets hired as a butler for an insanely dysfunctional family. Hilarity ensues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding value.

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    Troy38
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    This is by far the best rendition of one of the best movies of the 1930s. The film is wonderful. Pay the few dollars extra and get this version; it is well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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