Directed by: Gregory La Cava
Music: Charles Previn, Rudy Schrager
Starring: William Powell, Carol Lombard,
Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette,
Gail Patrick, Jeanne Dixon,Alan Mowbray
It only happens at the movies. And sometimes, it only happens to the movies – this one garnered nominations in all the four main acting categories and yet missed the ‘Best Picture’. It is also the first film to garner six Academy Award nominations and win none. But US Library of Congress retrospectively did it justice when it was deemed ‘culturally significant’ and preserved in the National Film Registry. At the turn of the century, the film was rated #44 in the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Funniest Comedies. This is My Man Godfrey, adapted from 1101 Park Avenue, a novel by Eric Hatch (who also collaborated on the screenplay).