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My Man Godfrey

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park (William Powell), who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her spoiled sister, Cornelia (Gail Patrick), who tries her best to get Godfrey fired. As Irene falls for her new butler, Godfrey turns the tables and teaches the frivolous Bullocks a lesson or two.

Cast: William Powell , Carole Lombard , Alice Brady , Eugene Pallette , Gail Patrick , Alan Mowbray , Jean Dixon , Mischa Auer

Director: Gregory La Cava

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Universal Pictures

My Man Godfrey (1936)

Release Date: September 17th, 1936|1 hr. 35 min.

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