My Man Godfrey


Comedy Drama Romance

A homeless man during the Great Depression is offered money by a socialite to be her forgotten man for a scavenger hunt, but rejects it and instead takes an offer from the socialites sister to compete against her and becomes the new family butler, which leads to him saving their business and marrying the sister who hired him. My Man Godfrey is a 1936 American English-language Comedy Drama movie starring William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Eugene Pallette, Jean Dixon and William Begg. The movie is based on 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 $0 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Morrie Ryskind, Eric Hatch, Zo Akins and Robert Presnell Sr. Cinematography was done by Ted Tetzlaff and editing by Ted J. Kent and Russell F. Schoengarth. The music was composed by Charles Previn along with Rudy Schrager.
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Release Date06 SEP 1936
Budget$ 0 MILLION

English, Russian


Comedy , Drama , Romance

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My Man Godfrey Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : positive


Positive Review Rating : 76%

    • Variety Staff

      William Powell and Carole Lombard are pleasantly teamed in this splendidly produced comedy. ( Read More )
    • Marjorie Baumgarten

      Hugely popular in its day, this is witty romantic comedy with barbed social commentary. ( Read More )
    • Emanuel Levy

      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 rest of the ensemble. ( 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 )
    • 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 )
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