REEL 13
Classics

My Man Godfrey

Air Date: Saturday May 29, 2010 at 9pm on THIRTEEN

In My Man Godfrey (1936), an eccentric heiress (Carole Lombard) is smitten with a hobo she meets in the town dump (William Powell) and hires him to be her butler. Her sister (Alice Brady) is displeased with her decision, and strives to make the man miserable in his new role. But when a party guest recognizes the family’s new butler as an old college friend, it becomes clear that the former derelict is not quite what he seems. Directed by Gregory La Cava.

–John Light

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  • Mitch Nathanson

    This is not my first or second viewing of this great film. It seems sort of fitting these days with our depression and men (and women) who just need a job to make the difference in their lives!
    We desperately need several thousand Godfreys now!

  • stuart

    This “screwball” comedy is weak gruel today, with its message of high-school level social justice. Carole Lombard is pretty much wasted with a script that makes her look a fool rather than a comic figure. I know: times change.

  • paul georges

    More of the great films of the 1930′s should be shown again.

  • Solomon

    These films are just what we need these days. Keep it up Thirteen.

  • olga-48st

    am with solomon and paul georges we do need movies like this i really hope that 13 will hear us and give us more
    of these kind of moveies,please HEAR US AND GIVE US MORE MOVIE LIKE THESE.OK THANK YOU.SINCERLY OLGA CARRILLO