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My Man Godfrey (6-Sep-1936)

Director: Gregory La Cava

Writers: Morrie Ryskind; Eric Hatch

From novel by: Eric Hatch

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Scavenger Hunt

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mischa Auer
17-Nov-1905 5-Mar-1967 My Man Godfrey
Alice Brady
2-Nov-1892 28-Oct-1939 In Old Chicago
Carole Lombard
6-Oct-1908 16-Jan-1942 My Man Godfrey
Alan Mowbray
18-Aug-1896 25-Mar-1969 Founding member, Screen Actors Guild
Eugene Pallette
8-Jul-1889 3-Sep-1954 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Gail Patrick
20-Jun-1911 6-Jul-1980 Love Crazy
William Powell
29-Jul-1892 5-Mar-1984 My Man Godfrey


William Powell   ...   Godfrey (hobo)
Carole Lombard   ...   Irene Bullock (heiress)
Alice Brady   ...   Angelica Bullock
Gail Patrick   ...   Cornelia Bullock
Jean Dixon   ...   Molly (maid)
Eugene Pallette   ...   Alexander Bullock (Irene's father)
Alan Mowbray   ...   Tommy Gray
Mischa Auer   ...   Carlo
Pat Flaherty   ...   Mike
Robert Light   ...   Faithful George (Cornelia's boyfriend)


Review by anonymous (posted on 14-May-2006)

I was ten tears old when I first saw this production and have revisited the movie seven times over my seventy nine years.I still crack up at the same places and have to use tissues to blot up the tears from the laughter. First and foremost the story and screen play is brilliant. The execution by the cast is absolutely flawless.The ensemble were all at their very best and delivered their lines with a crispness that is rare in todays films where story and acting is secondary to special effects. Secondly, the movie has legs in not just amusement and heart but a profound message of how humans kindness can illuminate the path to decency and a responsible life. It may have been a story about some very ditsy people but that was more than redeemed by their response to great coaching by the main character. Maybe we should spell that with a capital C.

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