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Trying to find a comedy like "My Man Godfrey"


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I'm looking for a movie that is similar to "My Man Godfrey". It starts with a man who has either an old beat-up car that breaks down or he's in an accident. He walks to the nearest house, which is a mansion, and is given work (butler or chauffeur). The family is wealthy and a bit screwball (or the mother certainly is). He and the daughter fall in love, of course. "My Man Godfrey" sounded so familiar that I thought it was it.

 

Does anyone know what this movie is? I think it was an early to mid 30's movie and the male actor (I think) became very successful.

 

Thanks!

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Ironically, Universal wanted Constance Bennett to play Irene Bullock in "Godfrey," but William Powell -- well aware of Connie's flighty, mercurial nature -- rejected the casting and suggested Universal get his ex-wife on loanout from Paramount. You know the rest.

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