My Man Godfrey (1936)

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William Powell, Carole Lombard, Gail Patrick
Gregory La Cava
Comedy, Romance
During the height of the Great Depression, a scavenger hunt party game brings a pair of spoiled sisters, Irene and Cornelia Bullock (Carole Lombard and Gail Patrick) to a city dump looking for a "forgotten man." They find down-and-out hobo Godfrey Parks (William Powell), who accompanies one of the sisters back to the party to be presented as a scavenger hunt find, and ends up warily accepting her offer to become the family butler. Irene falls for Godfrey, but is unaware of his mysterious past. Nominated for six Academy Awards, "My Man Godfrey" might be the screwiest of all screwball comedies. (BW)