In the 1936 comedy My Man Godfrey, a socialite takes in a homeless man as her butler after “winning” him in a scavenger hunt and proceeds to fall for him … of course. The premise is a bit harebrained, but if you ask Matthew Broderick, it works. Broderick, who’s currently starring on Broadway in the new musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, sat down with EW Managing Editor Jess Cagle to talk about his favorite film.

My Man Godfrey stars two heavyweights of their day, William Powell and Carole Lombard, but Broderick warns you may need some patience to get into the film’s slower pace.

“You have to allow your rhythm to change,” he says. “I’m used to that kind of timing, I like it.”

Watch the interview below!