|My Man Godfrey|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Henry Koster|
|Produced by||Ross Hunter|
|Written by||Peter Berneis|
Eric Hatch (novel)
|Music by||Frank Skinner|
|Cinematography||William H. Daniels|
|Edited by||Milton Carruth|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
My Man Godfrey is a 1957 American CinemaScope Eastmancolor comedy film starring June Allyson and David Niven. It was adapted by Peter Berneis, William Bowers and Everett Freeman, and directed by Henry Koster. The film is a color remake of Gregory La Cava's 1936 screwball comedy of the same name. Allyson played the role created by Carole Lombard in the original version, and Niven took on the role made famous by William Powell. Niven had played the role of Tommy Gray, Godfrey's former classmate, in a 1938 radio version.
The plot begins as a zany heiress uses and then takes pity on a man whom she believes to be homeless. She insists the man come home with her and gives him a job as the eccentric family's butler--much to the chagrin of her father, especially when it becomes clear the girl is falling in love with the fellow. The family's new butler, however, harbors a secret: he is actually as wealthy as and, in fact, more well-born than are they.
|This film article about a 1950s comedy is a stub. You can help popflock.com resource by .|