Merrily We Live (1938) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and produced by Hal Roach and Milton H. Bren.
Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actress||Billie Burke||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Charles D. Hall||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Norbert Brodine||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by Phil Charig; Lyrics by Arthur Quenzer||Nominated|
Merrily We Live! (1938): My Man Godfrey ReduxBy 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 10, 2020 From 4 Star Films
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 film... Read full article
On Blu-ray: Constance Bennett and Brian Aherne in Merrily We Live (1938)By KC on Sep 17, 2019 From Classic Movies
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 full article
One of 1938’s Wonders: Merrily We Live (1938)By Virginie Pronovost on Jan 17, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema
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 full article
DOUBLE BILL #11: Merrily We Live (1938) and My Man Godfrey (1936)By Carol Martinheira on Feb 9, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden
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-wise, and yet, onl... Read full article
Merrily We Live (1938)By Carol Martinheira on Sep 22, 2016 From The Old Hollywood Garden
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 Mrs Kilbourne (B... Read full article
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Mrs. Emily Kilbourne: Every night when I go to bed, I search myself.
Marian Kilbourne: Did you ever find anything?
Jerry Kilbourne: Maybe he didn't have a father.
Mrs. Emily Kilbourne: Oh darling, everyone has a father, that's one of nature's unwritten laws.
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