A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.
94 min, USA:90 min (2005 DVD release)
1.37 : 1
Butler, Socialite, Forgotten Man, Eccentric, Love
Black and White
Screwball Comedy, Comedy of Manners, Sophisticated Comedy
Mistaken Identities, Servants and Employers, Class Differences
Madcap, Satirical, Witty, Bright, Irreverent
Has Detailed Data (New)
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Country Of Origin
My Man Godfrey is a 1936 American comedy-drama film directed by Gregory La Cava. The screenplay was written by Morrie Ryskind, with uncredited contributions by La Cava, based on 1101 Park Avenue, a short novel by Eric Hatch. The story concerns a socialite who hires a derelict to be her family's butler, only to fall in love with him, much to his dismay. The film stars William Powell and Carole Lombard. Powell and Lombard were divorced years earlier, but were good friends.
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