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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 »
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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 & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Unforgettable Performance By Rosalind Russell See more (101 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:
Cris Alexander ... Mr. Loomis (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)
Sandra Edwards ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Sleeping Man in Audience (uncredited)
Robert Gates ... Actor as 'Lord Dudley' (uncredited)
Gregory Gaye ... Vladimir Klinkoff (uncredited)
Rand Harper ... Pianist (uncredited)
Michael Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Mr. Jackson (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 - Party Guest (uncredited)
Louise Lane ... Jazzy Dame (uncredited)
Cajan Lee ... Woman Hunter (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Actor on Stage (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Actor on Stage (uncredited)
Tom McDonough ... Expressman (uncredited)
Owen McGiveney ... Man Wearing Monocle (uncredited)
Daniel Meyers ... Groom (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Extra Boarding Departing Ship (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Doye O'Dell ... Cousin Jeff (uncredited)
Barbara Pepper ... Mrs. Krantz (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ... Doorman (uncredited)
Richard Reeves ... Mr. Krantz (uncredited)
Larry Rio ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Gladys Roach ... Mrs. Klinkoff (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)
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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
 
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)
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
 
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)
 
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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:
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:
Rosalind Russell was nominated for the 1957 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "Auntie Mame" and recreated her role in the film version.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Even though "Auntie Mame" takes place between 1928 and 1946, most of the clothing and furnishings are of a 1950's mid-century modern style. Telltale items are the sofas in Mame's apartment in the opening scenes, the seating that raises and lowers, and the grown Patrick's narrow lapel suit.See more »
Quotes:
Gloria Upson:Oh, my, what a stunning apartment.
Auntie Mame:Thank you.
Gloria Upson:Books are awfully decorative, don't you think?
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Soundtrack:
O Come, All Ye FaithfulSee more »

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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Unforgettable Performance By Rosalind Russell, 2 November 2004
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

With a perfect match between character and actress, Rosalind Russell's unforgettable performance as "Auntie Mame" is almost enough to carry the whole movie by itself. The story is also interesting, if quite contrived, and most of the supporting cast helps out when needed. The variety of settings and situations also helps to make the movie an effective portrait of a life.

The story works best when taken as an appreciative but light-hearted portrayal of a memorable character. Many of Mame's adventures are stylized, and they work best when not taken too seriously. Given that, there are plenty of amusing sequences, and just enough thoughtful moments to maintain some balance.

Russell herself is in her element. With a character whom it is almost impossible to overplay, she gives the role plenty of energy and charm. She also works very well with the other characters, giving believable (given the character) and usually interesting reactions to what they say and do.

In the supporting cast, Forrest Tucker and Peggy Cass make good use of their scenes, and Fred Clark works well as Mame's frequent adversary. Coral Browne gets some good moments as Mame's old friend. The filming was approached in a rather stagy fashion, yet much of the time this seems appropriate. All told, the movie has a number of strengths, yet the memory most likely to remain is Russell's portrait of Mame herself.

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