Press Junket for My Man Godfrey (1936)


In the depths of the Depression, a party game brings dizzy socialite Irene Bullock to the city dump where she meets Godfrey, a derelict, and ends by hiring him as family butler. He finds the Bullocks to be the epitome of idle rich, and nutty as the proverbial fruitcake. Soon, the dramatizing Irene is in love with her 'protege'...who feels strongly that a romance between servant and employer is out of place, regardless of that servant's mysterious past... (Rod Crawford, IMDb)


Gregory La Cava

Cast and Crew

Partial List of Cast and Crew (IMDb)

Writers Screen play
Morrie Ryskind & Eric Hatch

Based on the novel by
Eric Hatch, Zoe Akins … Contributing writer (uncredited)
Gregory La Cava … Uncredited
Robert Presnell Sr. … Contributing writer (uncredited)

Charles R. Rogers  … executive producer
Gregory La Cava  … producer (uncredited)

William Powell … Godfrey
Carole Lombard  … Irene Bullock
Alice Brady … Angelica Bullock
Gail Patrick  … Cornelia Bullock
Eugene Pallette  … Alexander Bullock
Jean Dixon  … Molly
Alan Mowbrah  … Tommy Gray
Mischa Auer … Carlo
Pat Flaherty  … Mike
Robert Light  … Faithful George

Awards, Nominations, Festivals

Academy Award Nominations  - 1937

Best Actor in a Leading Role - William Powell
Best Actress in a Leading Role - Carole Lombard
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Mischa Auer
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Alice Brady
Best Director - Gregory La Cava
Best Writing, Screenplay - Eric Hatch, Morrie Ryskind