Re-watched My Man Godfrey

Watched My Man Godfrey from

My Man Godfrey is a movie starring William Powell, Carole Lombard, and Alice Brady. A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler – but there’s more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Not as funny as I recalled. Interesting to see though how scripts and acting styles have changed over the years. The pace of the dialogue is frenetic while cuts are much slower – it feels a bit more like a play with set pieces.

What I did find striking is how little anything of substance has changed – the gap between rich and poor is as bad as it’s ever been, and the wealthy treat the poor with disdain.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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