My Man Godfrey 1936 G

3.00PM Sat 23 May 2020 (1hr 34mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

My Man Godfrey will screen from an imported 35mm print.

‘Carole Lombard and William Powell dazzle in this definitive screwball comedy by Gregory La Cava—a potent cocktail of romantic repartee and social critique. Irene (Lombard), an eccentric, wealthy Manhattanite, wins a society-ball scavenger hunt after finding a “forgotten man” (Powell)—an apparent down-and-out drifter—at a dump. She gives him work as the family butler and soon falls head over heels for him. Her attempts to both woo Godfrey and indoctrinate him in the household’s dysfunction make for a string of madcap high jinks that has never been bested. La Cava’s deft film was the first to garner Oscar nominations in all four acting categories, and it is one of Hollywood’s greatest commentaries on class and the social unrest of the Depression era.’ Criterion

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 94 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH/RUSSIAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: GREGORY LA CAVA / SCRIPT: MORRIW RYSKIND, ERIC HATCH / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ERIC HATCH / CINEMATOGRAPHER: TED TETZLAFF / EDITOR: TED J KENT, RUSSELL F SCHOENGARTH / PROD CO: UNIVERSAL PICTURES / PRINT SOURCE: UCLA FILM & TELEVISION ARCHIVE / RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM