Thursday, October 6, 2011
My Man Godfrey
Two other names are William Powell and Carole Lombard. I saw Powell in Mister Roberts and The Thin Man. I also saw him with Lombard in My Man Godfrey. In all three movies he plays the straight man. Well, the serious man. He says his lines with such deadpan they're funnier every time.
My Man Godfrey marked the first Lombard movie I've seen. I was already familiar with her husband, a Mr. Clark Gable if I recall correctly, so I was bound to see something with Lombard. What better movie than My Man Godfrey? She didn't earn that moniker "Queen of Screwball Comedy" for nothing.
My Man Godfrey is just plain fun to watch. The scenes between Powell and Lombard are why comedies from the 1930's are always the best. It's worth seeing if you're in dire need of a good laugh.
My Rating: *****