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Merrily We Live! (1938): My Man Godfrey Redux

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 10, 2020

What a harebrained movie this is in all the best ways. The origins of Merrily We Live themselves are a tad murky or, at the very least, convoluted. It’s purportedly based on the novel The Dark Chapter, which subsequently received a Broadway adaptation, They All Want Something. There was a fil read more

On Blu-ray: Constance Bennett and Brian Aherne in Merrily We Live (1938)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 17, 2019

The lightly silly screwball comedy Merrily We Live (1938) was a pleasant revelation for me. Set in the world of the super wealthy, it centers on a family that lives in chaos, much like the brood in My Man Godfrey (1936). While this Hal Roach production isn’t quite as witty as Godfrey, it’ read more

One of 1938’s Wonders: Merrily We Live (1938)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Jan 17, 2019

We often speak of 1939 as being one of the most prolific years in film history with the release of films like Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith Goes to Washingtonor Stagecoach. Consequently, it’s predecessor, the year 1938, often gets overlooked with no good reason. I remember a read more

DOUBLE BILL #11: Merrily We Live (1938) and My Man Godfrey (1936)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Feb 9, 2018

DOUBLE BILL #11: Merrily We Live (1938) and My Man Godfrey (1936) On February 9, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized In many ways, Merrily We Live (1938) is the forgotten cousin of My Man Godfrey (1936). They are strikingly similar, plot-wise and character-w read more

Merrily We Live (1938)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Sep 22, 2016

Merrily We Live (1938) On September 22, 2016September 22, 2016 By CarolIn Uncategorized In many ways, Merrily We Live (1938) is the neglected, younger brother of My Man Godfrey (1936). See if you can spot the similarities: The Kilbournes, in particular read more