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My Man Godfrey

Spine #114

Sep 18, 2018

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

My Man Godfrey

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Original release


Directed By: Gregory La Cava
Licensor: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Carole Lombard and William Powell dazzle in this definitive screwball comedy by Gregory La Cava—a potent cocktail of romantic repartee and social critique. Irene (Lombard), an eccentric, wealthy Manhattanite, wins a society-ball scavenger hunt after finding a “forgotten man” (Powell)—an apparent down-and-out drifter—at a dump. She gives him work as the family butler and soon falls head over heels for him. Her attempts to both woo Godfrey and indoctrinate him in the household’s dysfunction make for a string of madcap high jinks that has never been bested. La Cava’s deft film was the first to garner Oscar nominations in all four acting categories, and it is one of Hollywood’s greatest commentaries on class and the social unrest of the Depression era.

  • Rare outtakes
  • The complete 1938 broadcast of the Lux Radio Theater adaptation, starring William Powell and Carole Lombard
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New program featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddens
  • New interview with critic Nick Pinkerton on director Gregory La Cava
  • Newsreels depicting Great Depression class divides
  • An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme


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