Cast and Crew: Gregory La Cava (Director); Mischa Auer
What It’s About: Ditzy socialite Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) finds much more than a surprisingly efficient butler when she enlists down-on-his-luck Godfrey (William Powell) as her “Forgotten Man” to beat her icy sister Angelica (Alice Brady) in a scavenger hunt.
Why Watch it Today?: Lead William Powell was born today in 1892 . Powell was best in screwball comedies, such as today’s excellent example of the genre, bringing an urbane wit to his roles.