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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Silver Screen Standards: My Man Godfrey (1936)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 11, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: My Man Godfrey (1936) I?m a big fan of screwball comedy, so of course, I enjoy the wacky antics of Gregory La Cava?s 1936 classic, My Man Godfrey, which stars William Powell and Carole Lombard as an unlikely couple brought together by a scavenger hunt and the societal uph... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Alexander Bullock: Life in this family is one subpoena after another.


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


Cornelia Bullock: You can't go on like this forever. You really like me and you're afraid to admit it, aren't you?
Godfrey: You want me to tell you what I REALLY think of you?
Cornelia Bullock: Please do.
Godfrey: As Smith or as a butler?
Cornelia Bullock: Choose your own weapon.
Godfrey: You won't hold it against me?
Cornelia Bullock: It's your day off.
Godfrey: Very well. You belong to that unfortunate category that I would call the "Park Avenue brat". A spoiled child who's grown up in ease and luxury... who's always had her own way... and who's misdirected energies are so childish that they hardly deserve the comment, even of a butler on his off Thursday.
Cornelia Bullock: [hurt and angry] Thank you for a very lovely portrait.


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Facts about

A stand-in (Chick Collins) was used when William Powell carries Carole Lombard over his shoulder up the stairs to her bedroom.
In 2002 the film was remastered and restored and effectively colorized for the first time.
This is the only movie to ever get Oscar nominations for writing, directing and all four acting awards without being nominated for Best Picture. It's also the only movie to ever get those six nominations and lose them all.
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