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The Man Who Came to Dinner (1972)

Lecturer and broadcaster Sheridan Whiteside has been invited to dinner at the home of a pompous small-town bigwig. But he stays rather longer than anyone expects.

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Lecturer and broadcaster Sheridan Whiteside has been invited to dinner at the home of a pompous small-town bigwig. But he stays rather longer than anyone expects.

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29 November 1972 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Man Who Came to Dinner (#22.2)  »

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In an interview, writer/producer Bill Persky said that Orson Welles alienated virtually everyone in the cast and crew with his behavior, and battled constantly with director Buzz Kulik. The fights with Kulik got so bad that Welles finally stormed off the set and wouldn't come back until Kulik apologized. Kulik finally apologized, but did it over the P.A. system, refusing to talk to Welles face-to-face. See more »

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Sheridan Whiteside: [rejecting his "Tang" orange drink ] I don't care if it's what the astronauts drink! I want fresh squeezed!
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It made a Great Impression
1 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this version when I saw it when it aired in the early seventies. I had never seen the original movie or the play before so this was my first exposure to this work. I found Orson Welles to be perfect for the roll at the time. Since then I've seen the movie with Monty Wooley several times and I loved him and the entire cast in it. Being that this version aired around 40 years ago I don't fully remember it all that well except that I did totally love it and found it memorable. I would love to be able to see it again if they ever do release it to see if it lives up to my original impressions of it and how it compares with the movie.


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