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My Man Godfrey (1936)

My Man Godfrey, 1936, Universal Pictures. Starring William Powell, Carole Lombard. Directed by Gregory La Cava. B&W (colorized version also available), 94 minutes.

Society elite Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) and her sister Cornelia (Gail Patrick) are seeking a “forgotten man” as part of a scavenger hunt, and come upon Godfrey Smith (William Powell) living at a city dump. 472 more words

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My Favorite Wife (1940)

In My Favorite Wife, Cary Grant plays successful lawyer Nick Arden, a man who is about to marry his second wife, Bianca (Gail Patrick). But first he has to have his first wife declared legally dead. 21 more words

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Love Crazy

Love Crazy, 1941, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy. Directed by Jack Conway. B&W, 99 minutes.

It’s their fourth anniversary, and Steve and Susan Ireland (William Powell, Myrna Loy) have plans to celebrate a loving union. 465 more words

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My Man Godfrey (1936)

There’s a key moment in My Man Godrey where the ditzy Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) giddily announces to her mother, “Godfrey loves me. He put me in the shower!” Her mother’s response could best be described as one of indignance but it’s a barrel of laughs for the audience. 1,014 more words


Stage Door

Stage Door, 1937, RKO Radio Pictures. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou. Directed by Gregory La Cava. B&W, 92 minutes.

Wealthy society girl Terry Randall yearns to make it on Broadway, and she’s willing to live humbly if that’s the road to getting her name in lights. 512 more words

Classic Films

My Man Godfrey (1936)

Everyone says that their family is some degree of crazy. Forgotten man turned butler Godfrey might say otherwise about the Bullock family. One of many screwball comedies to come out of the Golden Age, can Gregory La Cava’s 1936 entry make its mark? 529 more words


Film #634: My Man Godfrey (1936)

I find it interesting reading up on some of the directors on this list especially as their backgrounds explain some of the decisions they make in their Oscar-nominated pictures. 1,019 more words

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