Feature: My Man Godfrey | KCET
Feature: My Man Godfrey
Directed by Gregory La Cava, "My Man Godfrey" stars William Powell and Carole Lombard. Powell stars as Godfrey, a man who is picked up by socialite Irene (Lombard) and is made into the perfect butler. This landmark screwball comedy follows the antics and struggles of of Irene's family, who are always helped by Godfrey.
Learn more about this film -- including how it helped popularize the screwball comedy genre and why people flocked to see these films during the Great Depression -- in our weekly column, Cool Classic Context. Plus -- a look at L.A. back in the day!
Tonight's Cool Classic Theater package:
Cartoon: "Bunny Mooning"
Newsreel: I. "Psychic Forecast For 1936"
II. "Jimmy Durante Surprises Kids As Santa Claus"
Musical Interlude: Duke Ellington, "Symphony In Black"
Film Feature: "My Man Godfrey"
A young girl appears onstage as if shoved into existence. As she wanders, the world shifts around her, catapulting her through time and space to 19th-century Vienna, 20th-century Germany and 21st-century America. She collapses, hearing voices and visions.