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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.

Director:

Buzz Kulik

Writers:

Moss Hart (play), George S. Kaufman (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Orson Welles ... Sheridan Whiteside
Lee Remick ... Maggie Cutler
Joan Collins ... Lorraine Sheldon
Don Knotts ... Dr. Bradley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Andrews ... Ernest W. Stanley
Kim Braden Kim Braden ... June Stanley
Marty Feldman ... Banjo
Michael Gough ... Beverly Carlton
Peter Haskell ... Bert Jefferson
Tutte Lemkow ... Zoltan
Al Mancini ... Westcott
Marcella Markham Marcella Markham ... Mrs. Stanley
George Pravda ... Professor Metz
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Harriet Stanley
Elisabeth Welch Elisabeth Welch ... Sarah
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In his autobiography, Don Knotts said that most of the performers got sick due to Orson Welles' insistence that the air be turned down to keep him cool. Marty Feldman had to be carried from the hotel to the stage because he was so weak from the flu. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Version of The Man Who Came to Dinner (1947) See more »

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It made a Great Impression
1 January 2014 | by songstar333See 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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