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Auntie Mame -- An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.

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Director:
Writers:
Betty Comden (screenplay) and
Adolph Green (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
27 December 1958 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
All Set to Convulse America All Over Again!
Plot:
An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the greats!!!! See more (112 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rosalind Russell ... Mame Dennis

Forrest Tucker ... Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside
Coral Browne ... Vera Charles

Fred Clark ... Dwight Babcock

Roger Smith ... Patrick Dennis - Older

Patric Knowles ... Lindsay Woolsey

Peggy Cass ... Agnes Gooch
Jan Handzlik ... Patrick Dennis - Younger

Joanna Barnes ... Gloria Upson

Pippa Scott ... Pegeen Ryan

Lee Patrick ... Doris Upson

Willard Waterman ... Claude Upson

Robin Hughes ... Brian O'Bannion

Connie Gilchrist ... Norah Muldoon
Yuki Shimoda ... Ito

Brook Byron ... Sally Cato MacDougall
Carol Veazie ... Mrs. Burnside

Henry Brandon ... Acacius Page
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Albright ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Cris Alexander ... Mr. Loomis (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Guest at House (uncredited)

Frank Baker ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Alex Ball ... Actor in Play (uncredited)

Olive Blakeney ... Dowager (uncredited)
Lela Bliss ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Peter Bourne ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Caler ... College Boy (uncredited)
Evelyn Ceder ... Woman in White (uncredited)

Roydon Clark ... Stable Boy (uncredited)
Booth Colman ... Alan - Party Guest (uncredited)
Max Cutler ... Gangster (uncredited)
Morton DaCosta ... Edwin Dennis (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Daly ... Workman (uncredited)
Mark Dana ... Reginald (uncredited)
Paul Davis ... Stage Manager (uncredited)

Margaret Dumont ... Noblewoman in Play (uncredited)
Saundra Edwards ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Adolph Faylauer ... Sleeping Man in Audience (uncredited)
Kay Garrett ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Robert Gates ... Actor as 'Lord Dudley' (uncredited)

Gregory Gaye ... Vladimir Klinkoff (uncredited)

James Gonzalez ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Rand Harper ... Pianist (uncredited)
Michael Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Mr. Jackson (uncredited)

Chester Hayes ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Heard ... Dr. Feuchtwanger (uncredited)
Butch Hengen ... Emory MacDougall (uncredited)

Gloria Holden ... Guest at Garden Party (uncredited)
Dick Hudkins ... Stable Boy (uncredited)
Terry Kelman ... Michael Dennis (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Front Row Audience at Play (uncredited)

Colin Kenny ... Perry (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Stagehand (uncredited)

Louise Lane ... Jazzy Dame (uncredited)
Perk Lazelle ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Cajan Lee ... Woman Hunter (uncredited)

Carl M. Leviness ... Actor on Stage (uncredited)
Robert Locke Lorraine ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Max Mannes ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Tom McDonough ... Expressman (uncredited)

Owen McGiveney ... Man Wearing Monocle (uncredited)

Frank McLure ... Actor on Stage (uncredited)
Daniel Meyers ... Groom (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)

Jack Mower ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)

Sol Murgi ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Forbes Murray ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Nardelli ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Doye O'Dell ... Cousin Jeff (uncredited)

Barbara Pepper ... Mrs. Krantz (uncredited)

Jack Perrin ... Doorman (uncredited)
Richard Reeves ... Mr. Krantz (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Leoda Richards ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Larry Rio ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Gladys Roach ... Mrs. Klinkoff (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sam Savitsky ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Jeffrey Sayre ... Front Row Audience at Play (uncredited)
Hazel Shermet ... Macy's Customer (uncredited)

Dean Smith ... Puts Mame on her Horse (uncredited)
Smokey ... Mame's Horse (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Dub Taylor ... County Veterinarian (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Actor in Play (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ... Mrs. Jennings (uncredited)

Directed by
Morton DaCosta 
 
Writing credits
Betty Comden (screenplay) and
Adolph Green (screenplay)

Patrick Dennis (from the novel: "Auntie Mame" by)

Produced by
Morton DaCosta .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bronislau Kaper (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr. (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William H. Ziegler (film editor) (as William Ziegler)
 
Production Design by
Malcolm C. Bert (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm C. Bert  (as Malcolm Bert)
 
Set Decoration by
George James Hopkins 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Gene Hibbs .... makeup by: Miss Russell's
Myrl Stoltz .... hair styles by: Miss Russell's
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Alvarado .... assistant director (as Don Page)
 
Art Department
Robert Hanley .... interior decor consultant
Tyrus Wong .... art department (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
M.A. Merrick .... sound
Michael Colgan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Bruce Flu .... sound editor (uncredited)
Larry Meek .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Roydon Clark .... stunts (uncredited)
John Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Audrey Scott .... riding double: Rosalind Russell (uncredited)
Dean Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Stradling Jr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ray Heindorf .... music supervision
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lawrence Carr .... produced on the stage by
Robert Fryer .... produced on the stage by
Jerome Lawrence .... adapted for the stage by
Robert E. Lee .... adapted for the stage by
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... animal coordinator (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
143 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:G | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-12 | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:A | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (PCA #19033) | USA:TV-MA (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The movie's line "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death." was voted as the #94 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere in 2007.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: (at around 9 mins) The newspaper headline is "BUSINESSMAN DROPS DEAD IN STEAM ROOM OF CHICAGO BROKERS CLUB," but the text of the accompanying article begins "In one move, the city planning board and zoning commission yesterday both tightened and loosened restrictions on subdivision plats offered for approval."See more »
Quotes:
Dwight Babcock:[Angrily] I am going to turn this kid into a decent, God-fearing Christian if I have to break every bone in his body!See more »
Soundtrack:
Tea for TwoSee more »

FAQ

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45 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
One of the greats!!!!, 17 February 2001
Author: philip-1 from Chicago, IL

Auntie Mame is a long movie, but it goes by as fast as a giggle!! There are few movies that I care to watch over and over again. I never tire of Auntie Mame because the screenplay is simply a brilliant piece of work. Comden and Greene are from the laudable days where one was expected to engage the brain when writing comedy! Practically every line is a quotable classic. Warner Brothers did us all a service by hiring theater director Morton da Costa to recreate the Broadway stage play. The movie is classy, sumptuously designed and brilliantly staged with those exquisite blackouts after each scene. Rosalind Russell should have won an Academy Award for this role (she refused to campaign for it) because no one will ever come close to getting that perfect timing that she displays in every scene. You love her from the moment she shakes the monkey's hand in the second scene. The supporting cast is perfection, especially Coral Browne, an undeservedly little known actress who makes a meal of Vera Charles. Peggy Cass is hilarious as Agnes Gooch; Forrest Tucker a charmer as Burnside. Everything about this picture makes it a true classic of the American cinema; one of those rare movies that makes you laugh, but even more important, makes you feel good!!! They don't get any better than this!

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