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My Man Godfrey Overview:

My Man Godfrey (1936) was a Romance - Comedy Film directed by Gregory La Cava and produced by Gregory La Cava and Charles R. Rogers.

The film was based on the novel of the same name and also Short Story "1101 Park Avenue" written by Eric S. Hatch published in 1935 (novel); year n/a (short story).

My Man Godfrey was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1999.

Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorWilliam PowellNominated
Best Supporting ActorMischa AuerNominated
Best ActressCarole LombardNominated
Best Supporting ActressAlice BradyNominated
Best DirectorGregory La CavaNominated
Best WritingEric Hatch, Morris RyskindNominated
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MY MAN GODFREY On Blu-ray From Criterion

By Dan Day Jr. on Sep 22, 2018 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

MY MAN GODFREY (1936) isn't just one of the greatest screwball comedies of all time--it's one of the greatest American film comedies, period. The movie has just been released on Blu-ray by Criterion. The rich Bullock sisters, Irene (Carole Lombard) and Cornelia (Gail Patrick), visit a New York City... Read full article


COMEDY GOLD #7: The morning after from My Man Godfrey (1936)

By Carol Martinheira on Jul 29, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

COMEDY GOLD #7: The morning after from My Man Godfrey (1936) On July 29, 2018July 29, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized My Man Godfrey (1936), the screwball comedy with a conscience. Apart from being insanely hilarious, its commentary about social injustice is still as rel... 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


My Man Godfrey (1936)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 12, 2018 From 4 Star Films

There’s a key moment in My Man Godrey where the ditzy Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) giddily announces to her mother, “Godfrey loves me. He put me in the shower!” Her mother’s response could best be described as one of indignance but it’s a barrel of laughs for the audi... Read full article


My Man Godfrey (1936)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 12, 2018 From 4 Star Films

There’s a key moment in My Man Godrey where the ditzy Irene Bullock (Carole Lombard) giddily announces to her mother, “Godfrey loves me. He put me in the shower!” Her mother’s response could best be described as one of indignance but it’s a barrel of laughs for the audi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Angelica Bullock: My ancestors came over on the boat. Oh, not the Mayflower, but the boat after that. What did your ancestors come over on, Godfrey?
Godfrey: As far as I know, they've always been here.
Angelica Bullock: They weren't Indians, I hope.
Godfrey: One can never be sure of one's ancestors.
Angelica Bullock: You know, you have rather high cheek bones...


[Molly - the maid - brings drinks in to the living room where the police are questioning the family about the pearls]
Detective: Who are you?
Molly: Guess.


Angelica Bullock: Oh, Alexander, you missed all the excitement.
Alexander Bullock: What's going on?
Angelica Bullock: Oh, let me see. I knew what it was I wanted to say, but somehow it slipped my mind.
Alexander Bullock: What's the matter with Irene?
Angelica Bullock: Oh, yes, that's it. Irene's got herself engaged!
Alexander Bullock: To whom?
Angelica Bullock: Oh, I don't know, Van something-or-other. I think he's the boy with his arm around that girl in pink. He's got lots of money.
Alexander Bullock: Well, he'll need it.


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Facts about

This is the only movie to ever get Oscar nominations for writing, directing and all four acting awards without being nominated for Best Picture. It's also the only movie to ever get those six nominations and lose them all.
Set around and filmed during the Great Depression.
William Powell suggested his ex-wife Carole Lombard for the leading role with the explanation that his real life romance with Lombard had been much the same as it was for the characters of Godfrey and Irene.
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