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Auntie Mame (27-Dec-1958)

Director: Morton DaCosta

Writers: Betty Comden; Adolph Green

From novel: Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis

From a play by: Jerome Lawrence; Robert E. Lee

Music by: Bronislau Kaper

Keywords: Comedy, Drama, Christmas, Alcoholism

Mame Dennis raises her orphaned nephew Patrick, her unorthodox ideas of education in stark conflict with the executor of the father's estate. Auntie Mame suffers the loss of her fortune with the stock market crash, remedied later with her marriage to a wealthy businessman. Adaptation of the extremely successful Broadway play, becoming the highest grossing film of 1958 ($9M). Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Picture.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joanna Barnes
15-Nov-1934   Goodbye Charlie
Coral Browne
23-Jul-1913 29-May-1991 The Killing of Sister George
Peggy Cass
21-May-1924 8-Mar-1999 Auntie Mame
Fred Clark
19-Mar-1914 5-Dec-1968 A Place in the Sun
Connie Gilchrist
17-Jul-1895 3-Mar-1985 Character actress
Patric Knowles
11-Nov-1911 23-Dec-1995 The Wolf Man
Lee Patrick
22-Nov-1901 21-Nov-1982 Henrietta Topper on Topper
Rosalind Russell
4-Jun-1907 28-Nov-1976 Auntie Mame
Pippa Scott
10-Nov-1935   Cold Turkey
Roger Smith
18-Dec-1932   Jeff Spencer on 77 Sunset Strip
Forrest Tucker
12-Feb-1919 25-Oct-1986 Sgt. O'Rourke on F Troop
Willard Waterman
29-Aug-1914 2-Feb-1995 The Great Gildersleeve


Rosalind Russell   ...   Auntie Mame
Forrest Tucker   ...   Beauregard Burnside
Coral Browne   ...   Vera Charles
Fred Clark   ...   Babcock
Roger Smith   ...   Patrick Dennis
Patric Knowles   ...   Lindsay Woolsey
Peggy Cass   ...   Agnes Gooch
Jan Handzlik   ...   Patrick Dennis as Child
Joanna Barnes   ...   Gloria Upson
Pippa Scott   ...   Pegeen Ryan
Lee Patrick   ...   Mrs. Upson
Willard Waterman   ...   Upson
Robin Hughes   ...   Brian O'Bannion
Connie Gilchrist   ...   Norah Muldoon
Yuki Shimoda   ...   Ito
Brook Byron   ...   Sally Cato
Carol Veazie   ...   Mrs. Burnside
Henry Brandon   ...   Acacius Page


Review by Lisa Selby (posted on 1-Nov-2008)

This is a story about a young nephew coming to live with his eccentric Aunt after his father's death. It is a lesson in living life to its fullest and doing things from the heart. It shows that stuffy narrow minded people are bores. It dares the characters to be true to themselves and not phonies who put on aristocratic airs. It's a great movie with Rosilind Russell as Auntie Mame. She is perfect in the role, giving it an eccentric flair.A wonderful movie about love, spirit, determination and love of life.

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