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My Man Godfrey (1957)

Unrated | | Comedy | 1958 (Argentina)
The spoiled daughter of a rich American family hires as butler an Austrian vagrant she finds on a pier, without knowing that he illegally jumped ship.


Henry Koster


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




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


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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She wanted her breakfast in bed - but not alone.




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Did You Know?


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 »


Molly: If you'd like to scream, go right ahead.
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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 »


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

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the "MORE FUN" version.....
30 April 1999 | by renfield54See 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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Release Date:

1958 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Her Man Godfrey See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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