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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:
"Auntie Mame" is a perfectly delightful comedy See more (109 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)
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
 
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:
There was a 56 day shooting schedule to complete principal photography.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: In the final scene, Mame reads a telegram and the written telegram is filmed as it is being read. They mention the date, "June 31st". There are only 30 days in June. This is intentional. When Patrick shows up to Mame's at the beginning, Mame says that he wasn't supposed to arrive until September 31st and is then informed there are only 30 days in September.See more »
Quotes:
Mame Dennis:Such talented fingers... what he did to my bust! That's a word for my head, you know.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Tea for TwoSee more »

FAQ

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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
"Auntie Mame" is a perfectly delightful comedy, 26 June 2004

"Auntie Mame" is a comedy for all time. It was released in 1958, and it remains a cinematic treasure for all to enjoy. Rosalind Russell gives the performance of her lifetime. She remains quick and witty throughout the film as Mame Dennis, the delightfully funny aunt of Patrick Dennis whose deceased father puts her in charge of his life. The author, also by the name of Patrick Dennis, deserves kudos for this excellent film adaptation. One of the more memorable characters, Agnes Gouch, played by Peggy Cass, provides the audience with comic antics that make you chuckle for days after viewing this picture. It is a perfectly delightful comedy that must be in the serious collector's film library. Don't miss it.

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