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)
|Best Actor||William Powell||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Mischa Auer||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Carole Lombard||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Alice Brady||Nominated|
|Best Director||Gregory La Cava||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Eric Hatch, Morris Ryskind||Nominated|
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Alexander Bullock: I've just been going over last month's bills, and I find that you people have confused me with the Treasury Department.
Cornelia Bullock: Oh, don't start that again, Dad.
Alexander Bullock: I don't mind giving the government 60% of what I make. But I can't do it when my family spends 50%!
Irene: Well, why should the government get more money than your own family?
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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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.
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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