My Man Godfrey (1936)

Harmless fun. Carole Lombard plays a fast-talking, slow-thinking high-society girl who picks up a ‘forgotten man’ Godfrey, played by the incomparable William Powell, and turns him into her family’s butler. The family- and what a family- is insane. That premise is all that the movie is really about, though it benefits from never taking itself seriously and the brilliant comic timing of the leads.


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