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Auntie Mame (1958)

Approved | | 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.

Director:

Morton DaCosta

Writers:

Betty Comden (screenplay), Adolph Green (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosalind Russell ... Mame Dennis
Forrest Tucker ... Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside
Coral Browne ... Vera Charles
Fred Clark ... Dwight Babcock
Roger Smith ... Patrick Dennis - Older
Patric Knowles ... Lindsay Woolsey
Peggy Cass ... Agnes Gooch
Jan Handzlik Jan Handzlik ... Patrick Dennis - Younger
Joanna Barnes ... Gloria Upson
Pippa Scott ... Pegeen Ryan
Lee Patrick ... Doris Upson
Willard Waterman ... Claude Upson
Robin Hughes ... Brian O'Bannion
Connie Gilchrist ... Norah Muldoon
Yuki Shimoda ... 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Russian | Hindi

Release Date:

27 December 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die tolle Tante See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,240,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$23,300,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rosalind Russell as Mame refers to the Upsons' Connecticut home, which they've called Upson Downs, as Upsy Pinesy. See more »

Goofs

After Beauregard takes a picture of Mame in Egypt, he mounts a two humped camel, which are native to Asia. The one humped Dromedaries are the native camels in Egypt. See more »

Quotes

[Pouring Agnes a drink]
Mame Dennis: This will calm you down.
Agnes Gooch: Oh, no! Spirits do the most horrible thing to me. I'm not the same person!
Mame Dennis: What's wrong with that?
Agnes Gooch: Will it mix with Dr. Pepper?
Mame Dennis: He'll love it! Drink!
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Soundtracks

The Rose of Tralee
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Sung a bit a cappella by Robin Hughes
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I love this movie!
3 February 2005 | by techiegurlSee 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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