At the time this movie was made,1936, a person in William Powell's character Godfrey's situation would usually be referred to as a hobo, I think. Godfrey lives with his fellow hobos in a dump blithely unaware that Roosevelt's social programs could help them all out of their predicament. Instead, Godfrey rescues Carole Lombard from a predicament whose reward normally would be a thank you and not being offered a job as head butler. So I guess unless Lombard is PWA representative he still isn't seeking help from the government, how very Hooverian of him! The thing about Lombard is that she dresses so er, beautifully. I probably shouldn't write that since her choice in attire seems to have been adopted by the porn industry mostly, just a fact I stumbled upon while shopping for clothes nothing about myself personally.
On the job, Godfrey succeeds in one upping his employer and her friends and gives hope to his old cronies at the garbage dump that maybe, just maybe, one of them, just one of them. might not need the New Deal, which according to Godfrey isn't a big deal.
Hollywood has done it again. Although people in Godfrey's situation wouldn't go to the movies, people on the brink of being in Godfrey's situation would, and since they then composed the majority of the US population, what marketing skills! And whose tuckus would it be better to kiss?