My Man Godfrey
First screened in November 2005 / Most recently screened in October 2015
Director: Gregory La Cava. Cast: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Gail Patrick, Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette, Jean Dixon, Mischa Auer, Alan Mobwray, Robert Light, Pat Flaherty. Screenplay: Morrie Ryskind and Eric Hatch (based on the novel by Eric Hatch).

Twitter Capsule: A favorite of many, with several actors at peak power. Some late story cheats, though. Just shy of full potential.

VOR:   A landmark screwball comedy. Interestingly forward, albeit compromised, in placing Depression-era wealth inequalities within a comic frame. Maybe not "risky," but more than just silly.

Photo © 1936 Universal Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Director: Gregory La Cava
Best Actress: Carole Lombard
Best Actor: William Powell
Best Supporting Actress: Alice Brady
Best Supporting Actor: Mischa Auer
Best Screenplay: Morrie Ryskind & Eric Hatch

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