<i>My Man Godfrey</i>

Cheryl Scharr

So far, plays and movies are mostly immune from that whole “no writers” thing that turned TV into a reality-show wonderland during and after the 1988 writers’ strike. Hollywood’s had more than one Golden Age, and a prime example of throwing a Pulitzer-winning author at a movie and watching him stick is Morrie Ryskind’s 1936 screwball comedy My Man Godfrey, in which a homeless dude is scooped up by an heiress for a scavenger hunt, and high jinks ensue, as usual.

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