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Mame (1974)

PG | | Musical | 27 March 1974 (USA)
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The musical revolves around the antics of Mame Dennis, a fun-loving, wealthy eccentric with a flair 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 flair 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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Ante todo, mujer  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

During the fox hunt, most of the female riders are shown in brown and tan riding gear. A few of these outfitted ladies are visible in the background during the "Mame" number, but all the female dancers, many more than were initially depicted in the hunt, are costumed in black and white. See more »

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Mame claps her hands together and asks "Where's all of last year's tinsel and stuff?" Then the camera angle changes and Mame's hands are suddenly spread apart. 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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Performed by Lucille Ball and Company
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A wonderful movie -- still shining after all these years.
24 March 2000 | by (West Coast) – See all my reviews

I love this movie from start to finish, always have. I think those who have heavily criticized this film are either anti Lucille Ball (oh my) or have first impressions of the Auntie Mame character by Rosalind Russell and Angela Lansbury. When I watch a movie, I want to be entertained. The first time I saw "Mame" back in the Seventies I just loved it. It's a great story, the songs are memorable, and Beatrice Arthur almost steals the show as Vera (she should have received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress). I am not looking for perfection as so many of the reviewers here seem to. Lucy does a fine job as far as I'm concerned. She has me totally enthralled for three hours and I am sure that's exactly what Miss Ball set out to do. Way to go, Lucy!


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