Gregory La Cava

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

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.

Film Info

  • Gregory La Cava
  • United States
  • 1936
  • 93 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #114

Special 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

Purchase Options

Special 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

My Man Godfrey
Cast
William Powell
Godfrey
Carole Lombard
Irene Bullock
Alice Brady
Angelica Bullock
Gail Patrick
Cornelia Bullock
Eugene Pallette
Alexander Bullock
Alan Mowbray
Tommy Gray
Jean Dixon
Molly
Mischa Auer
Carlo
Credits
Director
Gregory La Cava
Executive producer
Charles R. Rogers
Screenplay
Morrie Ryskind
Screenplay
Eric Hatch
Based on the novel by
Eric Hatch
Musical conductor
Charles Previn
Editing
Ted Russell
Editing
Kent Schoengarth
Art direction
Charles D. Hall

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