My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey

Director: Henry Koster Cast: June Allyson, David Niven, Jesse Royce Landis

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Overview

The Depression-New Deal subtext of the original 1936 My Man Godfrey was understandably dispensed with in this so-so 1957 remake. David Niven steps into the old William Powell role as hobo-turned-butler Godfrey, while June Allyson does her best in the Carole Lombard part as Irene Bullock, the spoiled, impulsive heiress who brings Godfrey into her zany household. The remake follows the original with reasonable fidelity so far as the basics are concerned, with Godfrey, a wealthy lawyer who dropped out of society after an unhappy romance, rescuing the screwball Bullock family from bankruptcy and self-destruction simply by applying a soupcon of common sense. The supporting cast is able, though not as "perfect" for their roles as their 1936 counterparts: the most interesting bit of casting is Jay Robinson, who rose to fame as Caligula in The Robe, as the parasitic "protégé" originally portrayed by Mischa Auer. In keeping with the custom of the times, My Man Godfrey is fitted out with an opening theme song, written by Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke, and performed by Sarah Vaughan.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2016
UPC: 0025192384189
Original Release: 1957
Source: Universal Mod
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 9,640

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
June Allyson Irene Bullock
David Niven Godfrey Smith
Jesse Royce Landis Angelica Bullock
Robert Keith Mr. Bullock
Eva Gabor Francesca
Martha Hyer Cordelia Bullock
Jay Robinson Vincent
Jeff Donnell Molly, maid
Herbert Anderson Hubert
Eric Sinclair Brent
Dabbs Greer Lt. O'Connor
Fred Essler Captain
Jack Mather Second Detective
Paul Levitt Young Man at Bar
Harry V. Cheshire Elliott
Robert Clarke George
Robert Brubaker Man with Monkey
Fred Coby Investigator
Voltaire Perkins Man at Bar
William Hudson Howard
Robert Foulk Motor Cop
Thomas Brown Henry Henderson
Richard Deacon Farnsworth

Technical Credits
Henry Koster Director
Peter Berneis Screenwriter
William Bowers Screenwriter
Miton Carruth Editor
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Everett Freeman Screenwriter
Joseph E. Gershenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Ross Hunter Producer
Richard H. Riedel Art Director
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer

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