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(1972 TV Movie)

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In his autobiography, Don Knotts said that most of the performers got sick due to Orson's insistence that the air be turned down to keep him cool. Marty Feldman had to be carried from the hotel to the stage he was so weak from the flu.
Joan Collins wrote in her autobiography "Past Imperfect" that Orson Welles read "every single line" of his part from cue cards.
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Mary Wickes, not only played 'Nurse Preen' here, but created the role three decades earlier in the original Broadway cast and made her screen debut in the 1942 movie version (both with Monty Woolley).
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The original Broadway production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner" by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman opened at the Music Box Theater on October 16, 1939 and ran for 739 performances.
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Originally presented on the "Hallmark Hall of Fame".
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Kitty Carlyle Hart, widow of one of the play's authors, Moss Hart, proclaimed Joan Collins, "the best Lorraine Sheldon she'd ever seen."
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