My Man Godfrey (1936)
|Director(s)||Gregory La Cava|
|Producer(s)||Gregory La Cava, Charles R. Rogers (executive)|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Romance|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Romance (Comic), Satire, Screwball Comedy, Socialites, Great Depression|
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)
|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 had to look at her for 20 years - that's MRS. Bullock!
Blake: I'm terribly sorry!
Alexander Bullock: How do you think I feel?
Irene: I'm terribly grateful. This is the first time I've ever beaten Cornelia at anything and you helped me do it.
Godfrey: Well, that makes me a sort of Cornelia beater doesn't it?
Angelica Bullock: What happened, what did you say to Carlo?
Alexander Bullock: I said goodbye.
Angelica Bullock: Did he go?
Alexander Bullock: Yes he left very hurriedly through the side window
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When William Powell and director Gregory La Cava had a disagreement over how Godfrey should be played, they talked it out over a bottle of Scotch in Powell's dressing room. The next day, LaCava returned to the movie set with a major headache, but Powell was not there. The director received a telegram from his star: "WE MAY HAVE FOUND GODFREY LAST NIGHT BUT WE LOST POWELL. SEE YOU TOMORROW."
Although stars William Powell and Carole Lombard had been divorced for three years by the time they made this, when offered the part Powell declared that the only actress right for the part of Irene was Lombard.
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