I saw this film quite awhile ago but I do remember loving it. I am a huge William Powell fan for all his movies are so witty and fast. I also really like Carole Lombard; her story is so tragic and she was extremely talented.
This amazing cast is used to its full potential with the rapid fire screenplay. The story centers around a ridiculous aristocratic family that takes in a tramp as a game at a party. He takes the job as their butler and Lombard eventually falls for his charms. The book criticizes the ending for being too romantic and not very smart but I enjoyed the movie from start to finish.
Although this movie is a comedy, it made me pensive and sad. Lombard's short life is truly a blow to cinema because her talents equal (if not surpass) that of even more revered actresses of the day. Powell and Lombard were also divorced when they filmed this movie so it also reminded me of lost love. A truly great movie.
First film to be nominated for all four acting categories.
Carole Lombard often added swear words to her parts so she had to re-film a lot of scenes.
I ate goat cheese today!!!!!!!