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:

William Powell and Carole Lombard in “My Man Godfrey”

By Stephen Reginald on Jan 15, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

William Powell and Carole Lombard in “My Man Godfrey” My Man Godfrey (1936) is an American screwball comedy directed by Gregory La Cava and starring William Powell and Carole Lombard. The film is based on a short novel, 1101 Park Avenue by Eric S. Hatch. My Man Godfrey is considered... Read full article


Merrily We Live! (1938): My Man Godfrey Redux

By 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


What?s Streaming in Nov on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? The Most Dangerous Game, Whistle Stop, My Man Godfrey and more.

By Annmarie Gatti on Nov 1, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Our November Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelNovember Birthdays and Film Noir! It?s that time again? We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) ? the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows! That said, here are s... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Irene: [about Godfrey] He's my protegé.


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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Facts about

Set around and filmed during the Great Depression.
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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