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My Man Godfrey

Wretched remake of La Cava's stinging screwball comedy about a scatterbrain socialite who 'collects' one of the Depression's forgotten men and adopts him as her butler. Apart from deficiencies on all other glitzy Ross Hunter fronts, the script tries to update by turning the down-and-out into an illegal immigrant. With the part of an ex-Luftwaffe pilot played by OW Fischer, as originally planned, it just might have worked; with Niven, it's disastrously bland.

Release details

Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Henry Koster
Screenwriter: Everett Freeman, William Bowers, Peter Berneis
Cast: June Allyson
David Niven
Jessie Royce Landis
Robert Keith
Martha Hyer
Eva Gabor
Jay Robinson
Jeff Donnell
Herbert Anderson
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