Welcome back. As the season comes to a close, we wante...Oh dear, this story was so not, what I was expecting.
I didn't know that there was actually a remake of the movie, but the edition I managed to locate of the book was a tie-in to that 1957 version, staring June Allyson and David Niven. Directed by Gregory La Cava.
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Maybe, if I wasn't such a big fan of the movie, I might have enjoyed this a lot more.
), then continued with the book.One of the things I love is classic movies - especially those from the '30s and '40s.
"My Man Godfrey" was a 'runaway hit,' according to Wikipedia, and had nominations for bests in all for of the top acting categories.
My Man Godfrey is one of the top Screwball Comedies of all time- a story of a wealthy New York family in the 1930's that brings in Godfrey, a destitute and "Forgotten Man" as their butler.
Reading this was very enjoyable; reading it from a 1947 bantam edition paperback seemed to enhance the experience.I suppose like most people, I knew this story best from the 1936 screwball comedy starring William Powell & Carole Lombard. ), then continued with the book.I read a few pages, got lost in context (am non-native to the language, the country, and the time), decided to watch the 1936 movie first (liked it a lot!
Eric Hatch wrote both the book on which the original 1936 "My Man Godfrey" movie was based, and worked with the director on the script for that movie.
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