Auntie Mame

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2010
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Auntie Mame began as a novel by Patrick Dennis (aka Ed Fitzgerald), then was adapted into a long-running Broadway play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. This 1958 film version permits Rosalind Russell to recreate her stage role as Mame Dennis, the flamboyant, devil-may-care aunt of young, impressionable Patrick Dennis. Left in Mame's care when his millionaire father drops dead, young Patrick (Jan Handzlik) is quickly indoctrinated into his aunt's philosophy that "Life is a banquet--and some poor suckers are starving to death." Social-climbing executor Dwight Babcock (Fred Clark) does his best to raise Patrick as a stuffy American aristocrat, but Mame battles Babcock to allow the boy to be as free-spirited as she is. In 1974, Auntie Mame was remade as the filmmusical Mame with Lucille Ball. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Subjects Dennis, Patrick, -- 1921-1976. -- Auntie Mame -- Film adaptations.
Aunts -- Drama.
Nephews -- Drama.
FianceĢes -- Drama.
Interpersonal relations -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Burbank, CA :Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.,2010
Distributed by Warner Home Video, Inc.,
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Auntie Mame.
Auntie Mame.
Contributors Comden, Betty, screenwriter.
Green, Adolph, screenwriter.
DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989, film director.
Russell, Rosalind, actor.
Tucker, Forrest, 1919-1986, actor.
Browne, Coral, 1913-1991, actor.
Clark, Fred, 1914-1968, actor.
Knowles, Patric, 1911-1995, actor.
Patrick, Lee, 1901-1982, actor.
Waterman, Willard, actor.
Hughes, Robin, 1920-1989, actor.
Kaper, Bronislaw, 1902-1983, composer.
Dennis, Patrick, 1921-1976. Auntie Mame.
Lawrence, Jerome, 1915-2004. Auntie Mame.
Lee, Robert Edwin, 1918-1994, contributor.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), production company.
Warner Bros. Entertainment, publisher.
Warner Home Video (Firm), film distributor.
Participants/Performers Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark, Patric Knowles, Lee Patrick, Willard Waterman, Robin Hughes.
Other Contributors Music by Bronislau Kaper.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
In English or French with optional English, French and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1958.
From the novel by Patrick Dennis, as adapted for the stage by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.
Special features include: music-only track highlighting Bronislaw Kaper's score; original theatrical trailer; Mame: the musical theatrical trailer.
System Details DVD; dual-layer format; region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Description 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 078066387X
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