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My Man Godfrey

Gregory La Cava

 
My Man Godfrey (Criterion DVD)

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  • United States
  • 1936
  • 93 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #114

The definitive screwball comedy, My Man Godfrey follows the madcap antics of a wealthy and eccentric family when they hire a down-and-out “forgotten man” as their butler. My Man Godfrey features brilliant performances by Carole Lombard and William Powell, and was the first film to receive Academy Award nominations in all four acting categories.

Cast

GodfreyWilliam Powell
Irene Bullock Carole Lombard
Angelica Bullock Alice Brady
Cornelia BullockGail Patrick
Alexander BullockEugene Pallette
Tommy Gray Alan Mowbray
MollyJean Dixon
CarloMischa Auer

Credits

DirectorGregory La Cava
Executive producerCharles R. Rogers
ScreenplayMorrie Ryskind and Eric Hatch
Based on the novel byEric Hatch
Musical conductorCharles Previn
EditingTed Russell and Kent Schoengarth
Art directionCharles D. Hall

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer, with restored image and sound
  • Audio commentary by film historian Bob Gilpin
  • Rare outtakes
  • The complete 1938 broadcast of the Lux Radio Theater adaptation, starring Powell and Lombard
  • Production stills archive
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Mike Koelsch

Film Essays

My Man Godfrey

By Diane Jacobs July 09, 2001

With its dunderhead millionaires, erudite bums, effulgently dysfunctional families, and beneficent providence, My Man Godfrey is the Depression comedy par excellence. It is also, superficially . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

My Man Godfrey

By Diane Jacobs July 09, 2001

With its dunderhead millionaires, erudite bums, effulgently dysfunctional families, and beneficent providence, My Man Godfrey is the Depression comedy par excellence. It is also, superficially . . . Read more »