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My Man Godfrey (1957)

Unrated | | Comedy | December 1957 (USA)
The eccentric Bullock household again need a new butler. Daughter Irene encounters bedraggled Godfrey Godfrey at the docks and, fancying him and noticing his obviously good manners, gets ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »
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Francesca Gray
Jay Robinson ...
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Jeff Donnell ...
Molly
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Hubert
Eric Sinclair ...
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Fred Essler ...
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Lieutenant O'Connor
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Paul Levitt ...
Young Man at Bar
Harry Cheshire ...
James Elliott
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The eccentric Bullock household again need a new butler. Daughter Irene encounters bedraggled Godfrey Godfrey at the docks and, fancying him and noticing his obviously good manners, gets him the job. He proves a great success, but keeps his past to himself. When an old flame turns up Irene's sister Cordelia starts making waves. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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She wanted her breakfast in bed - but not alone.

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December 1957 (USA)  »

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Godfrey ordnar allt  »

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A remake of the 1936 film starring William Powell and Corole Lombard in her only Oscar-nominated performance. See more »

Quotes

Molly: You don't feel as if your brain's been eaten away a little?
Godfrey: So far I haven't noticed.
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A white-gloved man's hand turns over, one at a time, place-cards engraved with the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in Chris & Don. A Love Story (2007) See more »

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An inspired remake.
18 November 2002 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

This is an inspired remake and a worthy film on its own merits. David Niven and June Allyson have chemistry galore, and are on top of their comedic games. It should be shown more often, but it is popular right now for purist snobs to turn up their noses at remakes. Well, the original is a masterpiece, and I love it too, but that does not take away from the diamond-like brilliance and sheer FUN of this version.


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