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My Man Godfrey (1957)

Unrated | | Comedy | 1958 (Argentina)
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 »

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

Eric Hatch (novel), Peter Berneis | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
June Allyson ... Irene Bullock
David Niven ... Godfrey Smith
Jessie Royce Landis ... Angelica Bullock
Robert Keith ... Alexander Bullock
Eva Gabor ... Francesca Gray
Jay Robinson ... Vincent
Martha Hyer ... Cordelia Bullock
Jeff Donnell ... Molly
Herbert Anderson ... Hubert
Eric Sinclair Eric Sinclair ... Brent
Fred Essler Fred Essler ... Captain
Dabbs Greer ... Lieutenant O'Connor
Jack Mather Jack Mather ... Second Detective
Paul Levitt Paul Levitt ... Young Man at Bar
Harry Cheshire ... James Elliott
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Storyline

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 {J-26}

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Taglines:

She wanted her breakfast in bed - but not alone.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1958 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

El incomparable Godfrey See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Angelica: Sit down beside her, Godfrey, so she can look at you and touch you.
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Crazy Credits

A white-gloved man's hand turns over, one at a time, place-cards engraved with the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #8.19 (1958) See more »

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User Reviews

Martha Hyer is the reason I sat through this...
27 July 2003 | by asaquon1See all my reviews

Martha Hyer is the reason I sat through this movie. Her relationship with David Niven is much more interesting than that of June Allyson-David Niven. Ms. Hyer's acting was also very unstated, and convincing, unlike the Allyson character, which required a lot of over-acting.

As far as remakes go, this movie isn't bad.


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