My Man Godfrey

1936 comedy

Rating: 16/20 (Jen: 13/20)

Plot: After Irene finds her man Godfrey at the city dump during a scavenger hunt at a rich person party, the Bullocks hire him as their butler. The Bullocks turn out to be nuts, and Godfrey turns out to be wily.

Charming in exactly the way you'd expect 1930's romantic comedy to be, Godfrey succeeds despite being a little episodic and a bit too tidy. It's more amusing than funny, but Powell and Lombard bounce off each other as well as you'd expect recently divorced actors to. Mischa Auer almost steals the show with a quality monkey impression. My wife hated the ending.

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