William Powell and Carole Lombard in
“My Man Godfrey” (1936)
“My Man Godfrey” (1936) was one of the best screwball comedies of all time. Directed by Gregory La Cava and starring William Powell and Carole Lombard, the story concerns a scatterbrained socialite (Carole Lombard) who hires a vagrant (William Powell) to be her family’s butler, only to fall in love with him, much to his dismay. “My Man Godfrey” was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Actor and Best Actress nominations for Powell and Lombard. The film was released in the United States on September 17, 1936 and was a runaway hit, earning huge profits for Universal Studios.