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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:

My Man Godfrey: the 1957 remake

By Lê on Oct 6, 2017 From Critica Retro

My Man Godfrey: the 1957 remake Você acredita que há uma crise de criatividade em Hollywood e que esta é a razão de existirem tantos remakes? Você sente falta dos bons e velhos tempos da velha Hollywood, quando todas as ideias eram originais? Então eu estou aqui para desapontá-lo: remakes são... Read full article


The Contagious Dynamism of Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey

By Virginie Pronovost on Jan 19, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Last January 16 marked the 75th anniversary of Carole Lombard’s passing. This luminous actress tragically lost her life at the young age of 33 in a plane crash. To honour her memory, my friends Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Laura from Phyllis Loves Classic Movies a... Read full article


TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL DAY 1: Meet TCM, So You Think You Know Movies?, QUEEN CHRISTINA, My Man Godfrey

By Lara on Mar 27, 2015 From Backlots

Exhausted but beyond excited, I arrived in Los Angeles last night for the kickoff of the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place in Hollywood this weekend for its sixth year. The theme this year is “History According to the Movies,” which leaves plenty of room for interpretationR... Read full article


My Man Godfrey REMAKE (1957)

By Clayton on May 30, 2014 From Phantom Empires

My Man Godfrey REMAKE (1957) 5/30/2014 3 Comments No until Hell freezes over. NO!!! No!To the 1957 My Man Godfrey remake, I say, NO!David Niven? NO!June Allyson?!?NO!Oh, so hideous. So hideous. June Allyson looked and sounded like ... Read full article


My Man Godfrey REMAKE (1957)

By Clayton on May 30, 2014 From Phantom Empires

My Man Godfrey REMAKE (1957) 5/30/2014 3 Comments No until Hell freezes over. NO!!! No!To the 1957 My Man Godfrey remake, I say, NO!David Niven? NO!June Allyson?!?NO!Oh, so hideous. So hideous. June Allyson looked and sounded like an elderly burn victim, ... Read full article


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Quotes from

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


Godfrey: Opportunity is just around the corner.
Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it's been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.


Godfrey: Hasn't anyone ever told you about certain proprieties?
Irene: You use such lovely big words. I like big words. What does it mean?
Godfrey: Well, I'll try to simplify it. Hasn't your mother or anyone ever explained to you that some things are proper and some things are not?
Irene: No she hasn't. She rambles on quite a bit, but then she never has anything to say.


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Facts about

"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 2, 1946 with William Powell reprising his film role.
The Character of Irene Bullock is in her late teens; 'Carole Lombard' in actuality was 28.
'Carole Lombard' had a habit of inserting swear words into the dialogue and had re-film several scenes due to this.
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