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My Man Godfrey1936

  • 4.4
  • passes the bechdel test
Whilst on a scavenger hunt for a high society party game, Cornelia Bullock and her sister Irene find Godfrey, a tramp living on the city dump. Godfrey takes a dislike to Cornelia and decides to help Irene win the hunt for a "forgotten man." Soon Irene persuades him to work for her family as the butler, without knowing his true identity.

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Member Reviews (1)

Fast-talking, delightful Depression-era social comedy. The viewer can't help but be charmed by the clever sophisticated "found" butler, Godfrey (William Powell), and the ditzy, but determined Irene (Carole Lombard). The film at first seems quite subversive with its big swipes at elites and how outclassed they are by a common man off the street. Then it's revealed that Godfrey isn't such a common man after all. Still, the message that everyone has something to offer if we work together is clear. Very entertaining and funny.