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My Man Godfrey (1957)

Unrated | | Comedy | 2 January 1958 (Australia)
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

Because the film was originally intended to be the first starring vehicle in the US for the German actor O.W. Fischer, the character of Godfrey was changed to an Austrian. Bewilderingly, this change was retained even after Fischer dropped out of the film to be replaced by the ultra-British David Niven. Niven made no attempt to alter his usual accent in the role. See more »

Quotes

[looking at Vincent]
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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 You Bet Your Life: Episode #8.19 (1958) See more »

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Niven and Allyson in a great remake!
22 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film when I was a kid; it was great, I loved it, and I had no idea it was a remake. Later, thanks to Turner Classic Movies, I got to see the B&W original with William Powell and his former wife, Carole Lombard, which deserves its legend status, but I still say that the Niven/Allyson film is an inspired remake and loads of fun. I urge everyone to see BOTH films and and appreciate the work of four talented actors.


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