The musical revolves around the antics of Mame Dennis, a fun-loving, wealthy eccentric with a flare for life and a razor sharp wit. Her life is suddenly changed when she becomes the ... See full summary »
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The musical revolves around the antics of Mame Dennis, a fun-loving, wealthy eccentric with a flare for life and a razor sharp wit. Her life is suddenly changed when she becomes the guardian of her late brother's only child, Patrick Dennis. Her adventures take us from the speak-easies of the roaring 20's to the depression following the great Stock Market crash. She is rescued by a wealthy Southern plantation owner, marries and is widowed suddenly, and through it all, manages to keep things under control. With some help from her dearest friend, Vera Charles, she helps keep things at 3 Beekman Place a rousing free-for-all. Written by
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This film was originally intended to be released in late 1973 so that it would be close to the Oscar nomination season. However, when Warner Brothers executives screened the final results they admitted that its Oscar prospects were highly unlikely, and pushed the release back to the spring of 1974. See more »
When Mame and Beauregard do their elegant soft-shoe routine in the middle of the title number, she holds her riding crop in her left hand. When the other dancers join in, the angle changes and goes to a close-up, and as it pulls back, the riding crop is now in her right hand, though her arms were linked by the dancers from one shot to the next, and she never realistically had a chance to move it. See more »
"Mame" is a disgrace to many things--to Lucille Ball, to a story which has been told better many times over, and to the musical genre altogether. Ms. Ball does not understand her character at all and she seems to be heavily sedated. Bea Arthur is good, but it is not enough. The production is very shoddy and cheap looking, the songs are sub-par, and nearly every joke misfires. Also, Lucy couldn't dance well, so the music had to be slowed down to a funerial pace. Avoid at all costs, but DO see the delightful "Auntie Mame."
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