When down-on-his-luck bum Godfrey Smith (William Powell) agrees to be a "forgotten man in a scavenger hunt put on by wealthy socialite Irene (Lombard), they both get more than they bargained for. After angrily exposing the stupidity of the hunt in front of a stunned crowd, Irene's father hires Godfrey to be the family butler. But this isn't your usual family, and soon Godfrey is dealing with crazed daughters, angry maids, a ditzy mother the usual assortment of lunatic upper-crust New Yorkers. A classic by any standard, My Man Godfrey is widely considered the nonpareil of screwball comedy.
35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures