July 29th, 2011: My Man Godfrey (1936)

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.

Where to Get It Libraries, the Internet Archive, Netflix, Amazon

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