Gregory La Cava

'Our Man Gregory La Cava' starts with 'My Man Godfrey' at Wilder

'Our Man Gregory La Cava' starts with 'My Man Godfrey' at Wilder

Who speaks up for Gregory La Cava? Not only that, who has even heard of him anymore?

Once regarded as one of the best of Hollywood's comedy directors — W.C. Fields waspishly called him the second funniest man in America — La Cava, despite genuine classics "Stage Door" and "My Man Godfrey" to his credit, has been a hard man to restore to prominence. And that is not for lack of trying.

Festivals and repertory programs in this country as well as Europe have been mounting tributes to La Cava for quite some time, with Edinburgh having a crack at it last year, New York's Museum of Modern Art in 2005 and even the Los Angeles County Museum of Art...

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