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My Man Godfrey (1957)

 -  Comedy  -  December 1957 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Godfrey ordnar allt  »

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Trivia

The lead role was originally set to be played by then-German superstar O.W. Fischer, but he dropped out. The official reason was "unbridgeable differences" between him and the director. Fischer later declared the actual reason was his loss of memory during shooting, what had to be kept secret. See more »

Quotes

[about her boyfriends]
Irene: Well, we never could find anything to talk about and we'd just sit there. And then my father would get worried that it was going to fall through, and he'd offer to set whoever it was up in business, and whoever it was would run like crazy. Which only gave Cordelia another chance to be really funny and sarcastic. So I finally said, who needs it?
Godfrey: Who needs love?
Irene: Who needs Cordelia knocking herself out at my expense?
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A gross mistake
5 September 1999 | by (US) – See all my reviews

The original is brilliant. But the re-make is sad at best. No matter how much I may love David Niven, he's a poor substitute for Powell. Don't bother with this trash. Rent the Powell/Lombard film (1936). It's one of the funniest films you'll ever see, with hallmark performances by everyone in the cast.


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