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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 John Deming <jfdeming@sprynet.com>

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She'll coax the blues right out of your heart!

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27 March 1974 (USA)  »

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Ante todo, mujer  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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One of the reasons Lucille Ball made the movie was because she was very disturbed by 1970s film trends (this was the decade of The French Connection (1971), The Last Picture Show (1971), Last Tango in Paris (1972) and The Exorcist (1973)) and wanted to return to something more wholesome. See more »

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As the opening credits end, when we see the large portrait of Mame in her hallway in a wide shot, Mame's hair is flaming red's to match Lucille Ball's famous hair color. But when we see it again a minute or two later, from a closer view, the same portrait now has brown hair which matches the brunette wig Lucy is wearing in that scene. See more »

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Vera: I have an astronomical discovery for you. The man in the moon is a bitch.
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Referenced in Two and a Half Men: It Was Mame, Mom (2005) See more »

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The Letter
Performed by Kirby Furlong and Bruce Davison
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Some people just love to criticize!
4 March 2001 | by (Washington, PA.) – See all my reviews

In general, critics have been much too harsh regarding their comments on MAME. It's simply an old-fashioned, entertaining musical that's fun to watch. Lucille Ball does a fine job in the title role. She gives a thoroughly professional performance and looks fantastic in all those wonderful costumes. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy Motion Picture. The rest of the cast is terrific. It makes a delightful addition to your video collection. MAME may not be great art but it is very enjoyable, especially if you are a Lucy fan.


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