Screening of "My Man Godfrey" with discussion afterward

My Man Godfrey (1936) Considered the definitive screwball comedy by many, the plot centers on the actions of the wealthy and eccentric Bullock family. When one of the Bullock daughters (Carole Lombard) hires a “forgotten man” to be their new butler, things get interesting. The film features brilliant performances from Lombard and William Powell as Godfrey. It also features a brilliant supporting cast that includes Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette, Gail Patrick, Mischa Auer, and Jean Dixon. My Man Godfrey was the first to film to receive Academy Award nominations in all four acting categories. Also nominated for Academy Awards were director Gregory La Cava ("Stage Door", "Fifth Avenue Girl") and screenwriters Eric Hatch and Morrie Ryskind.

General Admission: $5, Students and Senior Citizens: $3

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  • Stephen R.

    Of course, I'm biased since I picked this movie, but it was great seeing it again with a wonderful group of classic movie lovers.

    1 · October 9, 2013

    • Bernie

      So much animated discussion afterwards as well! Didn't have a chance to get a word in edgewise ... for a change!

      1 · October 9, 2013

    • Stephen R.

      Bernie, sorry you couldn't get a word in edgewise! You must have been struck speechless by its awesomeness! I think you'll love "Theodora Goes Wild."

      October 10, 2013

  • Joanna B

    Again, this is one of my favs- William Powell is superb in this film and Carole Lombard is at her best and the ensemble cast makes it one the absolute all time best screwball comedies of all time!!! So glad it's on the list!!!

    July 22, 2013

    • Bernie

      Having now seen it, Joanna: check, check, check and a final BIG CHECK!

      October 9, 2013

  • Bernie

    I can honestly say that "My Man Godfrey" was the most fun (of the ones I went to) of the Meetup Group so far.

    It was funny - and otherwise entertaining - with stellar acting across the board, a relevant theme and relatable characters!

    Sorry I missed last month. I'm really looking forward to our next Screwball Comedy, "Theodora Goes Wild"!

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Martha B.

    One of my favorite movies, and seeing it on the big screen was a first for me, I've only seen it on television before now.

    2 · October 9, 2013

  • Amy June R.

    Hey Stephen, I just wanted to send a quick message to inform you I will not be able to make it for "My Man Godfrey" tonight. I was really looking forward to it but I just can't get there in time. Hoping things work out better next month so I can definitely get there.

    October 8, 2013

    • Stephen R.

      We'll miss you. Hope you can make it next month.

      October 8, 2013

  • Laurie H.

    "He's the first thing she's shown any affection for since her Pomeranian died." Yes, this is one of my favorite movies of all time! (OOPS! I see Joanna just said that. But when she's right, she's right.)

    2 · August 16, 2013

    • Stephen R.

      Love that line. Alice Brady is so great as Lombard's mother.

      August 16, 2013

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