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.
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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