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My Man Godfrey Movie Review Summary

Actors: Carole Lombard, William Powell, Mischa Auer, Eugene Pallette

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MY MAN GODFREY is a social comedy directed in 1936 by Gregory La Cava. William -Godfrey Smith- Powell is an unemployed man trying to survive in the America of the Depression era. He is hired as a butler by Carole -Irene Bullock- Lombard, a member of the high society of the city. The Bullocks are a very eccentric family, totally unaware of what's going on outside their fancy mansion. Soon Irene falls in love with Godfrey, her "protégé", despite the warnings of her sister Cornelia. But who is really Godfrey ?

A very smart comedy.   
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Script Analysis of My Man Godfrey

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   "the rich" Poverty story?    -   Yes Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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