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My Man Godfrey (1957 film) Quotes

My Man Godfrey (1957 film) is a TV show that debuted in 1970 . My Man Godfrey ended its run in 1970.

It features Ross Hunter as producer, Frank Skinner (composer) in charge of musical score, and William H. Daniels as head of cinematography.

My Man Godfrey (1957 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of My Man Godfrey (1957 film) is 92 minutes long. My Man Godfrey (1957 film) is distributed by Universal Pictures.

The cast includes: June Allyson as Irene, Martha Hyer as Cordelia, Jay Robinson as Vincent, David Niven as Godfrey, Jessie Royce Landis as Angelica, Jeff Donnell as Molly, Eva Gabor as Francesca, and Herbert Anderson as Hubert.

My Man Godfrey (1957 film) Quotes

Jessie Royce Landis as Angelica

  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "If you're going to be rude to my daughter, you might at least remove that cigar from your mouth."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "You and Cordelia seem to think just because I've only been married once, I don't know anything about life."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Maybe they have news of Vincent."
  • (Unnamed) "If they have, so help me, I'll never pay another cent of taxes."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Must a man be drunk just because he pays us a compliment?"
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "May I ask what you find amusing at this party?"
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "No need to suspect Molly. She's been with us forever."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "No, ma'am. It just seems that way sometimes."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Are you friendly?"
  • (David Niven) "One of the most friendly, madam."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Oh, good."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "I think it's terrible the way some men treat their families. There's a story in here about a man who drowned his wife in the bathtub."
  • (Unnamed) "Maybe it was the only way he could get her to take a bath."
  • (Unnamed) "It's bad enough when the government takes ninety percent of what I make, but when my family takes another forty percent --"
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Well, I don't see why you want to give the government more than you give your own family."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Sit down beside her, Godfrey, so she can look at you and touch you."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Now, we mustn't try to come between Irene and Godfrey. He's the only things she's shown any affection for since her spaniel died last summer."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "I do think it's important that people should know eachother's names. That is, of course, if they have pleasant names. I knew a woman once named Harry Rogers, you know. Used to depress me all day just to think about it. Oh. There, now, you see, I've thought about it and I'm all depressed, oh."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Play something, Vincent. The way they do to avoid a panic when the theater's on fire."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "What's that?"
  • (David Niven) "Pixie remover."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Oh, then you see them, too."
  • (David Niven) "Oh, we're old friends."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "You mustn't step on them. I don't like them, but I don't like to see them stepped on."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "You know, I think maybe that's why the Star Spangled Banner never became really popular. No one could ever remember the words."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Oh, dear."
  • (Unnamed) "What's that?"
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Oh, I hope it wasn't the big yellow vase with the fauns frolicking on it."
  • (David Niven) "No, madam, that was the green one with the cupids capering on it."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Oh."
  • (Unnamed) "Thank you, Godfrey."
  • (David Niven) "One does what one can, sir."

Jeff Donnell as Molly

  • (Jeff Donnell) "The old one will get you groggy. The young ones always deliver the knockout blow."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "Upstairs, he's yours. Downstairs, he's mine."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "Our turnover in butlers, dear, is so fast, why, I've known 'em to come through that door, pick up a tray, go through that door, get fired, and keep going right throught the front door. Time lapse two-and-a-half minutes."
  • (David Niven) "On one's first day, a word of encouragement is always welcome."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "You don't feel as if your brain's been eaten away a little?"
  • (David Niven) "So far I haven't noticed."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "He says an hour away from home is an hour added to his life."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "You're about to embark on somethin' you'll spend the rest of your life tryin' to forget."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "I see Cinderella's stepsister's up and prowling."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "That just goes to prove that old saying; If you can't get affection at home, you may have to go shopping for it."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "If you'd like to scream, go right ahead."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "Did you catch that? When you said, 'the one with the monkey?' Any normal person would have screamed and said, 'Monkey. What monkey.' Me, after fifteen years, I just nod and say yeah. Believe me, it frightens ya."

David Niven as Godfrey

  • (David Niven) "I should be diluted. Deleted."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "You should be de-loaded."
  • (Unnamed) "Haven't I seen you some place before?"
  • (David Niven) "At your party last night, sir. I'm a little less bearded now."
  • (David Niven) "It's so hard to make beds when they're full of people."
  • (David Niven) "Hasn't it occurred to you that I might very easily be a; be a dope peddler, or a murderer?"
  • (June Allyson) "Oh, no. You're not the kind of man that would ever come easily to it, Mr. Godfrey. And anyway, if you really did it, I'm quite sure they had it coming to them."
  • (David Niven) "Who?"
  • (June Allyson) "Whoever you murdered."
  • (David Niven) "Well, it's just that little old lady I strangled for her money, you know."
  • (June Allyson) "Oh, well, we don't have any little old ladies in the house, so you can start in the morning."
  • (David Niven) "Mrs. Bullock is the first woman I've met in years with whom I've felt an immediate understanding."
  • (David Niven) "I fell in love with the Statue of Liberty."
  • (David Niven) "You and I could live for about three months on what a silly little thing like this would cost."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "Together?"
  • (David Niven) "Oh, I couldn't afford you, Molly."
  • (David Niven) "Well, I'm a man who believes that the more milestones there are in somebody's life, the better."
  • (June Allyson) "Ah, there, you see. It just goes to show you that the more ragged and countered a man is; oh, I'm sorry; the more likely he is to say something that you can quote."
  • (David Niven) "Everybody's dressed."
  • (June Allyson) "Well, that's only because it said so on the invitation."
  • (David Niven) "How is your husband, madam?"
  • (Eva Gabor) "Which one?"
  • (David Niven) "Any one."
  • (David Niven) "There are a great many animals, madam, that are almost human, and ah, vice versa."
  • (David Niven) "I'm your butler, Miss Irene. I'm not your host."
  • (June Allyson) "Well, of all the unhospitality."
  • (David Niven) "Molly, I don't know any of them very well, but I do think that at least Miss Irene has what I would call a big heart."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "She's got a stray cat complex. No offense meant."
  • (David Niven) "Oh, that's all right. But have you ever thought how many stray cats there are in the world these days? And how impossible their lives would be if it weren't for a few stray cat collectors like this girl?"
  • (David Niven) "She was suddenly taken with an acute case of embarrassment, and had to leave."
  • (David Niven) "You fall into that unfortunate category that I would describe as the Park Avenue Brat. A spoiled child brought up in ease and luxury and always given her own way. But as a matter of fact, you shouldn't really be allowed out in public until someone has taught you the basic rules of good taste, and good manners."
  • (David Niven) "No caviar for you for three days."
  • (David Niven) "How much money have you put in the bank since you started with the Bullocks?"
  • (Jeff Donnell) "Not one red cent."
  • (David Niven) "How, Molly?"
  • (Jeff Donnell) "I don't trust banks."
  • (David Niven) "Any, ah, any hints on how to handle her?"
  • (Jeff Donnell) "There's nothing to it. If you can understand that girlie Aztec language she speaks."
  • (David Niven) "I got the impression last night that he was comparatively sane."
  • (Jeff Donnell) "He is. But they're gettin' him."
  • (David Niven) "I'm the new, uh --"
  • (Jeff Donnell) "New butler, what else?"
  • (David Niven) "Well, I could be the tax collector, or the milkman, or --"
  • (Jeff Donnell) "Not in this house at this hour."
  • (David Niven) "Now look. I'm not going to let you marry somebody just to help me out."
  • (Unnamed) "Thank you, uh --"
  • (David Niven) "Godfrey, sir."
  • (Unnamed) "Thank you, Godfreysir."
  • (David Niven) "Hasn't your mother ever explained to you that some things are proper and some things are not?"
  • (June Allyson) "No. You have to be wayward to get any attention from mother."
  • (David Niven) "That Rolls Royce definitely cramps my style."
  • (David Niven) "Are you married again, and how many times since I saw you?"
  • (David Niven) "I'd like to tell you a little story about a very sentimental young lady with a very kind heart who helped a man who was very grateful. But then she threatened to undo all the fine work she'd done."
  • (June Allyson) "Oh, Godfrey. You made up a story about me."
  • (David Niven) "No, I didn't make it up, and evidently you didn't hear the end."

Eva Gabor as Francesca

  • (Eva Gabor) "I did what any well-trained employer would do. I said, Godfrey, if you really feel that your wife and five children need you more than we do, good luck."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Five children?"
  • (Eva Gabor) "It is five, isn't it?"
  • (David Niven) "Somewhere about that, madam."
  • (Eva Gabor) "No undying gratitude, please."
  • (Eva Gabor) "I'm sure Elliott's Rolls Royce is in front, and I don't mind being followed by men, but Rolls Royces always embarrass me."
  • (Eva Gabor) "After a sleepless night, men go to the steam room and women wear dark glasses."
  • (Eva Gabor) "Here's my luck, added to yours."
  • (Eva Gabor) "I found out exactly the dress she was going to wear, and I had it copied. Then, I walked right up to their table and I said to the girl I considered it an insult to her that they sold me the same dress, and I would take it right off. She would just have to say the word."
  • (Guest #1) "Did she?"
  • (Eva Gabor) "No, but he did."
  • (Guest #2) "And?"
  • (Eva Gabor) "And so I took it off."
  • (Guest #3) "In front of everybody?"
  • (Eva Gabor) "Of course. The prince and I have been close friends ever since."
  • (Eva Gabor) "You know, I could be at the bottom of the ocean and Elliott would still find me and put in a call to me."
  • (Eva Gabor) "There's only one thing Elliott doesn't have, and that's me."
  • (Eva Gabor) "You have a wonderful memory."
  • (David Niven) "Pleasant things are hard to forget."
  • (Eva Gabor) "You really have grown very fond of that family, haven't you?"
  • (David Niven) "Sort of."
  • (Eva Gabor) "All of them?"
  • (David Niven) "Some of them."

June Allyson as Irene

  • (June Allyson) "Is Godfrey your first or your last name?"
  • (David Niven) "Both."
  • (June Allyson) "Godfrey Godfrey? What's your middle initial?"
  • (David Niven) "G."
  • (June Allyson) "For?"
  • (June Allyson) "Interesting."
  • (June Allyson) "Didn't you hear Mother say that the last Butler left because of some horse that wouldn't eat or something?"
  • (Unnamed) "Pull over, lady."
  • (June Allyson) "I've got no time for you now."
  • (Unnamed) "Will you pull over?"
  • (June Allyson) "Will you get lost?"
  • (Unnamed) "I think I liked your mother's parties better the way she used to have them. With the scavenger hunt last."
  • (June Allyson) "Oh, yeah, she had to change that. Because last year some of the couples who went out hunting didn't get back for days. Come on."
  • (David Niven) "Where did they go?"
  • (June Allyson) "Well. I certainly hope you don't think I was going to ask them."
  • (June Allyson) "Pull over. That's my goat."
  • (June Allyson) "You have no right to cross-examine him just because he once wore a beard."
  • (June Allyson) "Oh, my mother is famous for her scavenger hunts. She has one every year at her charity ball. Then we give all the money to charity. That is, if there's any left only there never is and now you know the whole setup."
  • (June Allyson) "Nobody will let me help them, because they say I only make matters worse. Now is that really true?"
  • (David Niven) "Sometimes, it is, yes."
  • (June Allyson) "What a perfect butler you'd make. With your voice and your beard and everything. And it's very obvious that somewhere along the line, you come from a family that had at least nice table manners."
  • (June Allyson) "I would have won the scavenger hunt with a porcupine only I was disqualified because one of the judges sat on it. What are you looking at me like that for?"
  • (David Niven) "Was he hurt?"
  • (June Allyson) "No. We sent him back to the zoo."
  • (Unnamed) "Get rid of that animal."
  • (June Allyson) "Oh, no."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "Oh, yes. He doesn't even have the decency to let Vincent sing."
  • (Unnamed) "Smart dog. He can stay."
  • (June Allyson) "If you didn't have a kangaroo when you were a little boy, what did you have?"
  • (David Niven) "Just a parrot, and all it ever said was Merry Christmas."
  • (June Allyson) "Aww, and what did it say the rest of the year?"
  • (David Niven) "Nothing."
  • (June Allyson) "Poor Godfrey."
  • (David Niven) "Thank you."
  • (June Allyson) "His name is Godfrey Godfrey and his middle initial is G which stands for Godfrey. So there."
  • (June Allyson) "It's very very clear to me that you're not at all what you pretend to be."
  • (David Niven) "I haven't pretended to be anything yet. You haven't given me the chance."
  • (June Allyson) "What does the man want out of life?"
  • (Jeff Donnell) "He told me once."
  • (June Allyson) "What?"
  • (Jeff Donnell) "Peace, and quiet."
  • (June Allyson) "She called him a creep. And you know what you said you'd do to her the next time she was rude to somebody."
  • (Unnamed) "You bet I remember. I said I; hey, it was you I said that to."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "It was not. It was me. And I've never been so humiliated in my life. You said it was stupid of me to go to the opera in weather like this without long underwear."
  • (Unnamed) "You said that to me, and in front of all those people."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "And if that isn't humiliating, I don't know what is, especially at a benefit. You didn't even send them a check."
  • (Martha Hyer) "What about my car."
  • (Jessie Royce Landis) "No, honey. They want money."
  • (June Allyson) "I'm grown up."
  • (David Niven) "Then act grown up."
  • (Unnamed) "Where did you work before you came here?"
  • (June Allyson) "Where did you work before? For the Spanish Inquisition?"
  • (Unnamed) "I must be out of my mind."
  • (June Allyson) "Oh, nobody's perfect, dad."
  • (June Allyson) "Well, I guess I'd better go and find my goat."

Jay Robinson as Vincent

  • (Jay Robinson) "Hey, look, are you in the habit of hitting ladies?"
  • (David Niven) "I'm more in the habit of hitting gentlemen, if I have to."
  • (Jay Robinson) "Well, you heard him. You're in no danger."

Martha Hyer as Cordelia

  • (Martha Hyer) "I've never heard of such a thing. The butler telling the family he works for that they have to be dressed and downstairs for breakfast by nine o' clock every morning. And the family doing it."
  • (Martha Hyer) "Why all the yelling and screaming?"
  • (June Allyson) "Do I have to have a reason to yell and scream?"
  • (Martha Hyer) "This morning I noticed my green dress still hanging in the closet. Why didn't you get it off to the cleaners?"
  • (Eva Gabor) "Why, Godfrey. You never had any trouble getting my dresses off -- to the cleaners."
  • (Martha Hyer) "I don't make you nervous, do I?"
  • (David Niven) "I'm sorry to say you don't."

Herbert Anderson as Hubert

  • (Herbert Anderson) "Someone just said that I'm engaged to marry you."
  • (June Allyson) "Well, you are and shut up about it."

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