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Norman Z. McLeod
Ellen McNulty leaves her New Jersey hamburger stand and heads west to pay a surprise visit to her son and his new bride. When Ellen arrives, her daughter-in-law mistakes her for the maid she has hired for a big party they are throwing. Rather than cause any embarrassment, Ellen goes along with the charade, which leads to many complications. Written by
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This is joyful film-making, and what a cast! Thelma Ritter, always the best thing about the acclaimed ALL ABOUT EVE, is beyond delightful in her starring role. Gene Tierney, gowned by Oleg Cassini, at the peak of her beauty--and talented, too! These elements combined with a reliable supporting cast (including a perfectly snotty Miriam Hopkins), solid direction, and a great screenplay, make THE MATING SEASON a must-see (and, if possible, own)!
This is the kind of human comedy which can, and will, elevate or soften the mood of even the most ardent cynic. How can one resist the lovable Thelma Ritter in a role that must have been tailor made for her talents? Give this little-known gem a try.
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