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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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Herbert Anderson ...
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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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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 »

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Molly: Did you catch that? When you said, 'the one with the monkey?' Any normal person would have screamed and said, 'Monkey! What monkey!' Me, after fifteen years, I just nod and say yeah. Believe me, it frightens ya.
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the "MORE FUN" version.....
30 April 1999 | by (NEW JERSEY, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a re-make of the 1936 classic starring William Powell and Carole Lombard. Those 2 powerhouses practically guarantee a great film. The original has received much critical acclaim. However, the film was "dark" and had a "message" (a political one). I much prefer this lighter romp with David Niven and June Allyson. Niven's at his charming-est and Allyson at her perkiest. They have great chemistry. The flirty interaction of Allyson and Niven, playing the wise Godfrey, make this version very enjoyable. The original may be great art but the re-make is great fun and entertainment.......


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