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My Man Godfrey

(DVD - 2001)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A zany millionaire family invites a tramp to be their butler.
Title: My man Godfrey
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2001
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Universal presents a Gregory La Cacva production ; screen play by Morrie Ryskind, Eric Hatch ; directed by Gregory La Cava
Notes: Based on the novel by Eric Hatch
Originally released as a motion picture in 1936
Includes feature length audio commentary by film historian Bob Gilpin, deleted scenes, the complete 1938 broadcast of the Lux Radio Theater adaptation, production stills archive, and original theatrical trailer
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: A zany millionaire family invites a tramp to be their butler.
Additional Contributors: La Cava, Gregory 1892-1952
Ryskind, Morrie 1895-1985
Hatch, Eric 1901-1973
Powell, William 1892-1984
Lombard, Carole 1908-1942
Brady, Alice 1892-1939
Patrick, Gail 1911-1980
Dixon, Jean 1896-1981
Pallette, Eugene 1889-1954
Mowbray, Alan 1896-1969
Universal Pictures Company
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 1559409177
Branch Call Number: DVD Comedy MY
Credits: Photography, Ted Tetzlaff ; editors, Ted Kent, Russell Schoengarth ; musical director, Charles Previn.
Performers: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Jean Dixon, Eugene Pallette, Alan Mowbray.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Hatch, Eric, 1901-1973 Film adaptations Rich people Drama Social classes United States Drama Man-woman relationships Drama Household employees Drama Tramps Drama Impostors and imposture Drama Screwball comedy films
Genre/Form: Comedy films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Rich people
Social classes
Man-woman relationships
Household employees
Impostors and imposture
Screwball comedy films
Publisher No: CC1570D Criterion Collection
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Aug 08, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movies come along so infrequently. "My Man Godfrey" was made in 1939 with William Powell and Carol Lombard. Both are wonderful in the movie. I have read so many movie reviewers about "My Man Godfrey" and it is universally loved. Everyone involved with the movie did a superior job working together to bring such a fine film together. I thought it was William Powell's best film performance. You will see him in a totally different light from such hits as "The Thin Man". I hope you and your family get the opportunity to watch such a fine film. Thanks for reading the above. As always, let me know here how you liked the film.
P.S. Thanks to brendacarlson, LadySugar, and Keogh for their reviews of "My Man Godfrey". They all gave it Five Stars and have wonderful comments on the movie.

Apr 24, 2014
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A marvelously funny comedy that manages to also be a social commentary on the Depression. Powell has terrific chemistry with both Carole Lombard (his ex wife) and Gail Patrick, playing a tramp hired as a butler for a decidedly eccentric family. The film is smart and wonderfully paced, and deserves its status as a true classic.

Jan 13, 2014
  • LadySugar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

WOnderful! delightful! engaging! i loved this one! I watched it over!

Feb 11, 2012
  • brendancarlson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A wonderful 'depression era' screwball comedy carried by the always funny William Powell, Carole Lombard and a great supporting cast.

Jan 24, 2011
  • c_anderson rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A near-perfect film; witty and urbane. Please watch in black-and-white - the colourized version undermines the beautifully composed shots, and the careful use of fabrics and chrome to add reflection and contrast to the picture.


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