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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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BlogHub Articles:

This Month on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever – His Girl Friday, My Man Godfrey and More

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

Godfrey: Does the butler have quarters here in the house, or is that necessary?
Molly: Oh, you won't need any quarters. Just hang your hat near the door so you can get it quickly on the way out.


Godfrey: May I be frank?
Molly: Is that your name?
Godfrey: No, my name is Godfrey.
Molly: All right, be frank.


Godfrey: The only difference between a derelict and a man is a job.


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Facts about

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.
This was the first film to ever receive four acting nominations at the Academy Awards, and it did so in the year that the supporting categories were introduced.
In 2002 the film was remastered and restored and effectively colorized for the first time.
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