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Auntie Mame (1958)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 27 December 1958 (USA)
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An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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... Mame Dennis
... Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside
... Vera Charles
... Dwight Babcock
... Patrick Dennis - Older
... Lindsay Woolsey
... Agnes Gooch
Jan Handzlik ... Patrick Dennis - Younger
... Gloria Upson
... Pegeen Ryan
... Doris Upson
... Claude Upson
... Brian O'Bannion
... Norah Muldoon
... Ito
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Storyline

Mame is an unconventional individualist socialite from the roaring 20's. When her brother dies, she is forced to raise her nephew Patrick. However, Patrick's father has designated an executor to his will to protect the boy from absorbing too much of Mame's rather unconventional perspective. Patrick and Mame become devoted to each other in spite of this restriction, and together journey through Patrick's childhood and the great depression, amidst some rather zaney adventures. Written by Ross Thompson <thompson@adobe.com>

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All Set to Convulse America All Over Again! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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27 December 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die tolle Tante  »

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Budget:

$2,240,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$23,300,000
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mame and Vera reminisce about being in the chorus of a show called "Chu Chin Chow." This musical show premiered in London in 1916 and in New York in 1917, about 20 years before the opening scene in Auntie Mame (1958). The show toured America for years. It was likely one of these touring companies in which the girls appeared. See more »

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After learning that Patrick will be sent away to boarding school, the hand Mame holds to her face switches between shots. See more »

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Gloria Upson: And, of course, it's completely restricted.
Mame Dennis: I'll get a blood test.
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Referenced in High School Musical 2 (2007) See more »

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Silent Night
(1818) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Gruber
Background music at Christmas
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I love this movie!
3 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best films I have EVER seen, and I watch a lot of films, as I am sure most of you do. First, it is an excellent adaptation of the book. They managed to follow the story line extremely well. Yes, somethings were left out, but all and all, they did a great job. Second, Rosaline Russell rocks! It doesn't matter what character she plays, she is fantastic, but she IS Mame, nobody can do it like her. Forget about the musical version (MAME) with Lucille Ball ( who is a great actress in her own right, but certainly not in the same ballpark with Ms. Russell). Third, it is not only funny, but heartwarming. The relationship between Mame and Patrick speaks volumes about what love should be, completely accepting of who the other person is, even if you don't always agree with them or like what they do. Fantastic family film, fun for everyone.


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