My Man Godfrey

Synopsis: In the depths of the Depression, a party game brings dizzy socialite Irene Bullock to the city dump where she meets Godfrey, a derelict, and ends by hiring him as family butler. He finds the Bullocks to be the epitome of idle rich, and nutty as the proverbial fruitcake. Soon, the dramatizing Irene is in love with her 'protege'...who feels strongly that a romance between servant and employer is out of place, regardless of that servant's mysterious past...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Gregory La Cava
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

There's so many

other nice places.

- You really want to know?

- Oh, I'm very curious.

Because my real estate agent felt the

altitude would be good for my asthma.

- Oh, my uncle has asthma.

- No!

Well, now there's a coincidence.

Well, I suppose I should

be going now, shouldn't I?

That's a good idea.

I want to see who won the game.

I suppose it was Cornelia.

She probably got another

forgotten man by now.

If you took me with you,

you'd win the game? Is that the idea?

Well, I might if I got there first.

But after seeing what you did

to Cornelia, I'm not saying anything.

But you'd win if you

got back first with me?

It'd be awfully nice of you,

but I don't like to ask.

Let's beat Cornelia.

- It wouldn't be asking too much?

- Mm-mm.

See, I've got a sense of curiosity,

just the same as you have.

I'd really like to see

just what a scavenger hunt looks like.

- But I told you!

- Yes. I'm still curious.

Well, come on.

Thank you.

- My name's Blake.

- My name is Bullock.

The place slightly resembles

an insane asylum.

Well, all you need

to start an asylum...

is an empty room and

the right kind of people.

That's right.

Oh, good evening, Mrs. Jordan.

Look what I brought with me.

Oh, why, look!

- And the baby came along too!

- Here.

Take a look at the dizzy

old gal with the goat.

I've had to look at her for 20 years.

That's Mrs. Bullock.


- Alexander! Alexander!

- I'm terribly sorry.

How do you think I feel?

All right, Angelica!

Alexander, Alexander, come here.

Look at the pretty goat.

Carlo and I found him in the Bronx.

Isn't he just sweet?

- He doesn't smell very sweet.

- Oh, Alexander never did like animals.

Come on, goat, goat, goat.

Come on. Come on.

- Are you talking to me or that thing?

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Morrie Ryskind

Morrie Ryskind (October 20, 1895 – August 24, 1985) was an American dramatist, lyricist and writer of theatrical productions and motion pictures, who became a conservative political activist later in life. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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