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My Man Godfrey

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  • Actors: William Powell, Carole Lombard
  • Directors: Gregory La Cava
  • Format: Black & White
  • Language: English
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Royal Sound Video Productions
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006SR0QI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #617,312 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Spoiled rich girl Irene Bullock played by Carole Lombard picks up someone she assumes is a bum played by William Powell as part of a scavenger hunt and decides to keep him on as her family's butler.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Duska on September 22, 2013
Format: DVD
At the time of this writing, the afternoon of September 22, 2013, there are two other reviews shown for this listing from Alpha Video, ASIN: B0074QVODA. From those reviews, one might be led to believe this DVD is a good one -- they are glowing reviews. However, those reviews refer to another version, on VHS! That one is ASIN: B0006SR0QI, so that there are, in fact, no reviews of the Alpha Video version as of this date.

Thus, I will be the very first person in the history of Amazon customer reviewing to review this Alpha Video release of Universal Pictures's "My Man Godfrey".

The Alpha Video release of Universal Pictures's "My Man Godfrey" stinks. Both the video and sound quality are worse than I've seen in a long time. I could take a transistor radio underwater and get better sound than this disc provides. I could take a Kodak Brownie camera into a sandstorm and get better pictures, and a Brownie isn't even a movie camera. I suspect this DVD may actually have been transferred from VHS, and a bad tape too.

That is my review of this virtually unwatchable Alpha disc, which is of use only as a coaster.

I will note that the seller sent me the wrong version. The listing through which I bought "My Man Godfrey" says that the releasing studio is Universal -- mine is supposed to be a Universal DVD, listed on as ASIN: B006TTC5UE It is not. I wound up with this Alpha Video junk instead.
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Format: VHS Tape
"My Man Godfrey" starring William Powell and Carole Lombard is an old fashioned comedy that will delight all ages. Talk about your screwballs...the Bullock family is full of them. Alexander Bullock(Eugene Pallette), a wealthy businessman, is trying to cope with his family's wild ways. His wife, Angelica (Alice Brady), is enjoying living the good life, is a bit of an airhead, and has raised two spoiled and wild party girls(seems like some things never change). Irene and Cornelia(Carole Lombard/Gail Patrick)are the belles of the ball but leave the remnants of their partying for others to clean up. One even left a horse in the library and couldn't remember how it got there!

When Irene brings home Godfrey(Powell), "a forgotten man", she found in a garbage dump and used to win a scavenger hunt, he becomes the family butler and her "protege". Godfrey's presence in the Bullock household is a learning experience for all. But Godfrey has his own secrets and turns the situation to his own advantage.

Can Godfrey starighten out this quirky family? Is there love in the air for the forgotten man and the spoiled rich girl? It's great fun finding out with these true movie stars of the 30's and one great supporting cast that also includes Jean Dixon, Alan Mowbray and Misch Auer as "Carlo". It was directed by Gregory La Cava with a fabulous screenplay by Morrie Ryskind.

Enjoy some fabulous fun from the 30's.....Laurie
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Format: VHS Tape
This is a masterpiece. Carole Lombard remains a magical presence in this film..having died many moons before I was born, still seeing her there is a sense of loss, of someone I wished had been able to stick around.

Her ex-husband (b4 Clark Gable), William Powell, recommended her for the part of Irene. Knowing this makes their interaction feel authentic, because it is.

This movie expresses pathos in a way Kurt Vonnegut, Jr did in his writing and in public speeches. It speaks to me with greater relevance in these hard times in America and makes it plain that emotionally many of us might be living the y2k11 version of 1929, despite the over-the-top representation of the wealthy family who are merely pretentious upper middle class people living beyond their means.

The movie is fast-paced class screwball comedy which is by turns hilarious, inspiring and heartbreaking. The movie, even with Powell's splendid sarcasm (his glance alone could sear a rib eye to perfection), speaks to the heart and is a tale of human decency. And, as I mentioned earlier, the chemistry of the exes is astonishing. The sets are terrific and the dialog brilliant. The acting is superb, top-notch. If you are a lover of classic cinema, you need to buy and watch this film.
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