MY MAN GODFREY (1936 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.9|5.0 Starsìììì

My Man Godfrey—1936 black and white version—has a completely captivating story that plays with terrific dialogue coupled with superb acting. This movie, a real treasure, serves up liberal portions of William Powell (from The Thin Man series) and Carole Lombard in one spectacular scene after another. The film was released in color in 2005 for home video with the original black and white release still available. Kudos to everyone involved in the original production. Thank you to Director Gregory La Cava for a KUDOS! BRAVO! family movie that easily moves into the re-watchable classification for future years.

Storyline

Socialite Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard), in a moment of compassion, hires homeless Godfrey (William Powell) to be the family’s butler.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Gregory La Cava for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Charles R. Rogers for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Godfrey (William Powell), Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard), Angelica Bullock (Alice Brady), Cornelia Bullock (Gail Patrick), Alexander Bullock (Eugene Pallette), Molly (Jean Dixon), Tommy Gray (Alan Mowbray), Carlo (Mischa Auer), Mike Flaherty (Pat Flaherty), and Faithful George (Robert Light).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The story quickly becomes a BRAVO! ENCORE! film from its first scene to its last scene. It’s a classic watch for the whole family.

Ben Meyers

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