My Man Godfrey ★★★★

A screwball comedy with incisive social commentary that doesn't overpower the zany humor. That's a feat by itself (although Sullivan's Travels does it better). William Powell steps into the role of butler so easily that it often feels like just the setup for a TV sitcom, and it's yet another film about class divide that gives the rich more substance than the poor, but that's asking a lot for a big studio picture that's just aiming to entertain, and it's terrific ensemble of talent does just that, and the film still has some bite.