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Auntie Mame -- The legendary Rosalind Russell ("Gypsy," "His Girl Friday") recreates on screen her Broadway triumph as an eccentric grande dame who
teaches her 10-year old nephew to appreciate life.
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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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:
The One and Only Mame See more (106 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)
Walter Bacon ... Guest at House (uncredited)
Frank Baker ... Party Guest (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)
Alphonso DuBois ... Actor in Play (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)
James Gonzalez ... Party Guest (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 (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Louise Lane ... Jazzy Dame (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)
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)
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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Additional Details

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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:
Morton DaCosta maintained a theatrical feel to the film's visual style throughout, including his choice to use the artistic touch of blacking out the set and fading out on Mame's face at the end of each scene. This technique was known, according to author Richard Tyler Jordan, as a "Flanagan Fade," named after chief electrician at Warner Bros. Frank Flanagan, who came up with the unique flourish.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the Upsons' visit, Vera Charles hands Mame a drink. In the following two shots, it alternates from being held with her hands by her sides, to up near her face, then back again.See more »
Quotes:
Auntie Mame:Spitting distance? How vivid!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Hunger Games (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Silent NightSee more »

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34 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
The One and Only Mame, 21 November 2003
Author: carflo from Texas

Sometimes you see a movie and you know that the actor or actress in it was born to play that part.

Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind

Bette Davis in All About Eve

Barbra Streisand in Hello, Dolly

Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame

I love Russell and the parts she played. She was a liberated woman before the rest of the world knew that women needed to be liberated.

But in Auntie Mame she reached her peak. Mame is so vibrant and alive. She flaunts every one of Mame's eccentricities without stepping over the line into caricature. She also brings alive Mame's decency, compassion and tolerance. When I watch it, I almost feel ashamed of myself for being such a stick in the mud.

I enjoyed the musical with Lucille Ball, but all the way through it - I wanted it to be Rosalind Russell playing the part. It takes very little imagination on my part to hear her singing the songs. Rosalind, you are "just sensational" as Mame.

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