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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BlogHub Articles:

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By Annmarie Gatti on Jun 21, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Classic Movie Hub’s June picks for ourCMH-Curated BCE Channel As announced a few weeks ago, CMH is thrilled to have partnered with Best Classics Ever (BCE), a mega streaming channel dedicated to classic films and TV shows! And, we are proud to have our own Classic Movie Hub Channel?there, w... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Irene: Godfrey's gonna be our butler.
Angelica Bullock: He's gonna be who's butler?
Irene: He's gonna work for us.
Angelica Bullock: Oh, that's ridiculous. You don't know anything about him. He hasn't any recommendations...
Irene: Well, the last one had recommendations and stole all the silver.
Angelica Bullock: Well, that was merely a coincidence.
Godfrey: People who take in stray cats say they make the best pets, madam.
Angelica Bullock: I don't see what cats have got to do with butlers.


Alexander Bullock: [to Carlo] Why don't you stop imitating a gorilla and start imitating a man?


Godfrey: These flowers just came for you, miss. Where shall I put them?
Irene: What difference does it make where one puts flowers when one's heart is breaking?
Godfrey: Yes, miss. Shall I put them on the piano?


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Facts about

Was selected for preservation by the national film registry in 1999, being referred to as culturally significant by the United States Library of Congress.
When "My Man Godfrey" was adapted and broadcast as an episode of the Lux Radio Theater on May 9, 1938, David Niven portrayed Tommy Gray. Niven would later star in the remake, My Man Godfrey.
Mischa Auer's character Carlo repeatedly sings "Ochi Chornya" in this movie. Nine years later in And Then There Were None his character Prince Nikita Starloff begins playing the first few notes of "Ochi Chornya" on the piano before meeting his demise.
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