In the depths of the Depression, a party game brings dizzy socialite Irene Bullock to the city dump where she meets Godfrey, a derelict, and ends by hiring him as family butler. He finds the Bullocks to be the epitome of idle rich, and nutty as the proverbial fruitcake. Soon, the dramatizing Irene is in love with her 'protege'..who feels strongly that a romance between servant and employer is out of place, regardless of that servant's mysterious past.. Written by Rod Crawford My Man Godfrey is a 1936 American English-language Comedy Drama film starring William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Eugene Pallette, Jean Dixon and Jane Wyman. The movie is inspired from 1101 Park Avenue 1935 novel by Eric Hatch. Universal Pictures was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Charles R. Rogers. The movie is directed by Gregory La Cava. Universal Pictures acquired the distribution rights for the movie. My Man Godfrey was released on 6th September 1936 and takes a screen time of 94-95 minutes. and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released. My Man Godfrey was made on a budget of $0 million and at the box office it grossed only $0 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Morrie Ryskind, Eric Hatch, Zo Akins and Robert Presnell Sr. Cinematography was done by Ted Tetzlaff and editing by Ted J. Kent and Russell F. Schoengarth. The music was composed by Charles Previn along with Rudy Schrager.
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Release Date06 SEP 1936
Run Time94 MINUTES
Budget$ 0 MILLION
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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My Man Godfrey Reviews and Ratings
Average Review Rating : 5.0/5
Positive Review Rating : 87%
William Powell and Carole Lombard are pleasantly teamed in this splendidly produced comedy. ( Read More )
The film has lost some of its allure over the years, but its still streets and streets ahead of the addled whimsy favoured by latter day Hollywood. ( Read More )
Hugely popular in its day, this is witty romantic comedy with barbed social commentary. ( Read More )
One of the most enchanting and poignant screwball comedies of all time, La Cavas zany film reflects the zeitgeist of the Depression and is supremely acted by William Powell, Carol Lombard and the r... ( Read More )
My Man Godfrey emerges with that evasive quality that is not skillful playing, writing or direction, but something that mysteriously adds itself to these things, and makes a tip top picture. ( Read More )