My Man Godfrey

1936 American comedy-drama film directed by Gregory La Cava / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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My Man Godfrey is a 1936 American screwball comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava and starring William Powell and Carole Lombard, who had been briefly married years before appearing together in the film.[2][5] The screenplay for My Man Godfrey was written by Morrie Ryskind, with uncredited contributions by La Cava, based on 1101 Park Avenue, a short novel by Eric S. Hatch. The story concerns a socialite who hires a derelict to be her family's butler, and then falls in love with him.

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My Man Godfrey
Theatrical release poster by Karoly Grosz[1]
Directed byGregory La Cava
Screenplay byMorrie Ryskind
Eric Hatch
Contributing writers:
Zoë Akins
Robert Presnell Sr.
Based on1101 Park Avenue
1935 novel
by Eric Hatch
Produced byCharles R. Rogers
StarringWilliam Powell
Carole Lombard
CinematographyTed Tetzlaff
Edited byTed J. Kent
Russell F. Schoengarth
Music byCharles Previn
Rudy Schrager
(both uncredited)
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • September 6, 1936 (1936-09-06)
Running time
94–95 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Box office$684,200[4]

In 1999, the original version of My Man Godfrey was deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. The film was remade in 1957 with June Allyson and David Niven in the starring roles.

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