Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Man Godfrey

Even with all of the classic movies and actors I have watched, there are always those few that slipped through my fingers. Some of those names I got introduced to this year (James Cagney, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford).

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: *****


  1. My Man Godfrey is one of my favorite 30s comedies. Your review reminded me that I need to see it again.

  2. A wonderful film and Carole at her very best!

  3. This is truly a funny film, but filled with lots to say, too.

  4. "Are you a forgotten man?"
    "I suppose I am."

    This would have really hit home during the Depression. I haven't watched this is quite a while. I may have to again.


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