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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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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