#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the depths of the Depression, a party game brings dizzy socialite Irene Bullock to the city dump where she meets Godfrey, a derelict, and ends by hiring him as family butler. He finds the Bullocks to be the epitome of idle rich, and nutty as the proverbial fruitcake. Soon, the dramatizing Irene is in love with her ‘protege’…who feels strongly that a romance between servant and employer is out of place, regardless of that servant’s mysterious past…
Plot: Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock needs a “forgotten man” to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park, 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, 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.
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I am not one of those people who say that they don’t make movies like they used to, or who watches a lot of classic black and white films. But there are a few dozen classics I would watch any time they come on, and this is one of them.
My Man Godfrey is in the sub genre of screwball comedy, and it may actually be true that they don’t make them like this any longer, because it seems like most of the wacky comedies nowadays center around bodily functions or shocking
language (though I guess you can argue it isn’t shocking anymore.)
Anyway, this movie had plenty of laughs, a nice story, and a romance thrown in. The two leads dominate, of course, but the whole Bullock family is well cast. The only aspect that detracted from my enjoyment at all was the Carlo character. The silly matriarch of the family is sponsoring him – A musician maybe? And I thought in a few places he was overdone, but it is a minor thing.
There is a bit of a social message here, of course, concerning the have and have-not, but it doesn’t weigh down the plot. Great movie.
This tremendously funny, high-society screwball comedy is a terrific romp with two of the greatest comedy stars of the Golden Era: William Powell and Myrna Loy. Both of them are beautiful with the comic timing; especially Powell with his amusing cynicism and dry wit. The script is very humorous and brimming with intelligence and laughter. Screwball comedy with a moral lesson is one of my favorite genres, and this one ranks up there with the very best of them.
Would I recommend? Absolutely, especially to fellow comedy-lovers, and fans of the two stars.
What an amazing film..
“My Man Godfrey” is truly one of the greatest films of the 20th century. Between comedy and romance, a great moral and wise words are nestled. The film’s theme can best be stated by Godfrey’s own words: “The only difference between a man and a derelict is a job..” The movie really hits home the fact that men are men, job or not. William Powell does a magnificent job at portraying Godfrey, the butler who humanizes derelicts everywhere. The cast is just as fantastic as the story. Carole Lombard does an amazing job at portraying Irene Bullock, the histrionic and comedic daughter of Alexander and Angelica Bullock, played by Eugene Palette and Alice Brady, both of whom do an amazing job as well. Gail Patrick also does great work as Cornelia Bullock,the uptight and bratty sister of Irene. Jean Dixon and Mischa Auer absolutely steal the show as the Bullocks’ hysterical maid and protégé (respectively). The film is definitely a 10…rent it today!
The great depression of the 30s, in a way, created inequality in this country. On the one hand, great fortunes were made and many more were lost. In those days Hollywood’s idea for escapism was the screwball comedy, with an emphasis in presenting how the privileged classes lived. This was in sharp contrast with what the majority of regular citizens were experiencing.
With that background, Gregory La Cava, a man who knew how to entertain an audience, took the direction of “My Man Godfrey”. In the film we are given, on the one hand, what appears to be a city dump near to Sutton Place, one of the richest areas in Manhattan. We are shown a destitute man, Godfrey, who comes in contact with a couple of rich girls out on a scavenger hunt. Godfrey will change their lives forever.
“My Man Godfrey” gathered a distinguished cast. William Powell and Carole Lombard were at the pinnacle of their popularity. Both actors exuded charisma in any film they graced with their charming presence. They both left a mark of distinction in this comedy. Both are elegant and sophisticated, and they make us care about the characters they are playing.
The best thing about those 30s comedies were the marvelous ensemble casts assembled to support the stars. Thus, one is treated to delicious performances by Gail Patrick, Eugene Palette, Alice Brady, Micha Auer, Jean Dixon and Alan Mowbray.
This is a classic film that will live forever.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (DVD) (USA)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Gregory La Cava
Writer Morrie Ryskind (screen play), Eric Hatch (screen play), Eric Hatch (based on the novel by)
Actors William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick
Awards Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 1 win.
Production Company Universal Pictures
Sound Mix Mono (Western Noiseless Recording Electric)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length (10 reels), 2,538 m (Netherlands)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm