My Man Godfrey 1936

Critics score:
100 / 100

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Frank S. Nugent, New York Times: There may be a sober moment or two in the picture; there may be a few lines of the script that do not pack a laugh. Somehow we cannot remember them. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Gregory La Cava's improvisational style received its highest critical acclaim for this 1936 film, a marginally Marxist exercise in class confusion during the Depression. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: God, but this film is beautiful. Read more

TIME Magazine: My Man Godfrey emerges with that evasive quality that is not skillful playing, writing or direction, but something that mysteriously adds itself to these things, and makes a tip-top picture. Read more

Time Out: The film has lost some of its allure over the years, but it's still streets and streets ahead of the addled whimsy favoured by latter-day Hollywood. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: William Powell and Carole Lombard are pleasantly teamed in this splendidly produced comedy. Read more

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, Village Voice: [A] screwball masterpiece. Read more