Greg Proops (one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth) records his monthly Film Club podcast live — and then it’s time for one of the most screwy of all screwball comedies from the Thirties. Greg sez: “In this year of discord we celebrate the holidays with an anti-rich people movie. My Man Godfrey is one picture that can justly be described as delightful. The debonair William Powell is homeless (that alone was a big laugh, for he also played the distinctly upscale detective The Thin Man) when two rich, shallow sisters (the fabulous Carole Lombard and the feisty Gail Patrick) on a scavenger hunt convince him to come uptown and be gaped at by callous sophisticates for five bucks. When he does, he’s disgusted by how mindless and insipid the rich are; the family is a living trainwreck of abuse and eccentricities. Horses in the living room, a live-in gigolo and unswerving vapidity. This movie anticipates the nation-state of Kardashia, and pays off big time. Let’s have a fun revolution. Forget the guillotines. Brandish some wit. Join us, you will, loves.”
Dir. Gregory La Cava, 1936, 35mm, 93 min.

Q: Does Greg talk over the movies, like the Benson Interruption?
A: No. It is a recording of his podcast, followed by a screening of the film.

Watch an excerpt from “My Man Godfrey”!
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