My Man Godfrey
Directed by Gregory La Cava. Starring Carole Lombard, William Powell, Gail Patrick, Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette, Alan Mowbray, Mischa Auer, Franklin Pangborn. (1936, NR, 95 min.)
REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Mon., Jan. 28, 2002
In this Art Deco screwball comedy, socialite Carole Lombard finds William Powell while on a scavenger hunt and, thinking that this victim of the Depression needs a job, hires him as the butler for her ditzy household. Hugely popular in its day, this is witty romantic comedy with barbed social commentary.