July 31, 2001
- Digitally Processed
- Runtime: 93 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
Based on the novel by Eric Hatch, this screwball comedy is a genre favorite.
On a scavenger hunt for a society ball, haughty Cornelia Bullock discovers Godfrey, a dirty, dishevelled bum lurking around the city dump. She's looking for a "forgotten man" and Godfrey fits the bill perfectly. Hoping to win her first prize, she offers him five dollars to come along with her. Proud and dignified, he refuses, casting her aside. Minutes later, when her lovely younger sister Irene makes the same request, an enamored Godfrey accepts. The hunt sets off an unusual chain of events that bring Godfrey into the Bullock household as a permanent fixture. He'll become deeply embroiled in their family saga before anyone learns his true identity.
An old-time comedy favorite in which Powell plays a sophisticated butler while Lombard plays the rich girl. Based on the novel by Eric Hatch. Re-made in 1957. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Director, Best Actor--William Powell, Best Actress--Carole Lombard, Best Screenplay.
Additional cast: Robert Light, Ed Gargan and Robert Perry.