My Man Godfrey 1936
In the midst of the Great Depression, New York City's elitists are trying to outdo each other in a lavish scavenger hunt. The wealthy sisters Cornelia (Gail Patrick) and Irene (Carole Lombard) arrive at a popular dump by the river to pick up a winning "item" -- a "forgotten man" (William Powell). However, after a rather unpleasant exchange with Cornelia the precious "item" rejects her generous offer to participate in the event, and instead agrees to accompany Irene. The two then head back to the committee at the Ritz where he instantly becomes the main attraction, overshadowing even a visibly overwhelmed goat on a leash.

Irene is so drawn to Godfrey that she offers him a job as their family butler, which he accepts, much to the scorn of Cornelia who promises to make his life hell. However, he makes an exceptionally good butler and the rest of the family warm to him and keep him on. Irene falls madly in love with him too, although Godfrey keeps her at arms length as best he can. As the film moves on, we realise there’s more to Godfrey than meets the eye and it seems he has something planned for the Bullock family.

Director: Gregory La Cava
Cast: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady
Country: USA
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

My Man Godfrey (1936) Criterion Collection 2018 Edition
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BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:33:30 | 36.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Extras:

The La Cava Touch - in this new video program, author Gary Giddins (Warning Shadows: Home Alone with Classic Cinema) discusses the history of My Man Godfrey and its many special qualities, from its excellent sense of humor to the marvelous performances of its stars. The program was produced in 2018. In English, not subtitled. (18 min, 1080p).

Lux Radio Theatre - this radio adaptation of My Man Godfrey features William Powell, Carole Lombard, Gail Patrick, and Mischa Auer reprising their screen roles. It was originally broadcast on May 9, 1938. In English, not subtitled. (61 min, 1080p).

Outtakes - a collection of vintage outtakes. In English, not subtitled. (2 min, 1080p).

Effortless Art - in this video program, critic Nick Pinkerton discusses Gregory La Cava's professional career and cinematic style. The program was produced exclusively for Criterion in 2018. In English, not subtitled. (19 min, 1080p).

Newsreels - presented here are two newsreels from the 1930s that reflect themes -- most notably poverty and homelessness -- that are represented in My Man Godfrey. In English, not subtitled. (5 min, 1080p).

Trailer - an original, unresotred trailer for My Man Godfrey. In English, not subtitled. (1 min, 1080p).

My Man Godfrey (1936) Criterion Collection 2001 Edition
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DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:33:12 | 7.28 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Extras:
• Audio Commentary with film historian Bob Gilpin
• Cecil B. DeMille presents "The Lux Radio Theater adaptation of My Man Godfrey" which also includes interviews with Carole Lombard's publicist and Eric Hatch, who had previously adapted his novel for the screen (60:35)
• Rare Outtakes (1:00)
• Archival News Footage (4:25)
• Rare Still Archive
• Theatrical Trailer

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