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My Man Godfrey (Includes Color and B&W Versions)

Nominated for 6 Academy Awards.First time ever in color. Includes all-new colorized version and original B&W version, both restored and digitally remastered.
My Man Godfrey (Includes Color and B&W Versions)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Black & White / Color
  • Released: July 1, 2008
  • Originally Released: 1936
  • Label: Legend Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (Unspecified) - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 7,615
[A] screwball masterpiece. Full Review
Village Voice
Feb 6, 2009
William Powell and Carole Lombard are pleasantly teamed in this splendidly produced comedy. Full Review
Variety
Oct 18, 2008
It then turned out that My Man Godfrey was really about the class-struggle, not the best subject in the world for comedy. Best not to stay for the ending. It leaves you with the feeling that the whole thing was a waste of time. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Aug 8, 2019
Gregory La Cava's improvisational style received its highest critical acclaim for this 1936 film, a marginally Marxist exercise in class confusion during the Depression. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Feb 6, 2009
Rating: 9/10 -- Hasn't lost an ounce of its thematic resonance even after all these decades. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Jun 10, 2013
Rating: 4/4 -- God, but this film is beautiful. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Feb 6, 2009
The film has lost some of its allure over the years, but it's still streets and streets ahead of the addled whimsy favoured by latter-day Hollywood. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006

Product Description:

Based on the novel by Eric Hatch, this screwball comedy is a genre favorite. On a scavenger hunt for a society ball, haughty Cornelia Bullock discovers Godfrey, a dirty, dishevelled bum lurking around the city dump. She's looking for a "forgotten man" and Godfrey fits the bill perfectly. Hoping to win her first prize, she offers him five dollars to come along with her. Proud and dignified, he refuses, casting her aside. Minutes later, when her lovely younger sister Irene makes the same request, an enamored Godfrey accepts. The hunt sets off an unusual chain of events that bring Godfrey into the Bullock household as a permanent fixture. He'll become deeply embroiled in their family saga before anyone learns his true identity. Re-made in 1957.

Description by Legend Films:

My Man Godfrey is one of the top Screwball Comedies of all time- a story of a wealthy New York family in the 1930's that brings in Godfrey, a destitute and "Forgotten Man" as their butler.

Plot Synopsis:

Based on the novel by Eric Hatch, this screwball comedy is a genre favorite. On a scavenger hunt for a society ball, haughty Cornelia Bullock discovers Godfrey, a dirty, dishevelled bum lurking around the city dump. She's looking for a "forgotten man" and Godfrey fits the bill perfectly. Hoping to win her first prize, she offers him five dollars to come along with her. Proud and dignified, he refuses, casting her aside. Minutes later, when her lovely younger sister Irene makes the same request, an enamored Godfrey accepts. The hunt sets off an unusual chain of events that bring Godfrey into the Bullock household as a permanent fixture. He'll become deeply embroiled in their family saga before anyone learns his true identity.

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Production Notes:

  • MY MAN GODFREY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999.
  • Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Director, Best Actor--William Powell, Best Actress--Carole Lombard, Best Screenplay.

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  • Sales Rank: 66,394
  • UPC: 844503000446
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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