Auntie Mame [DVD] [1958]

  • SKU: 18862684
  • Release Date: 11/09/2010
  • Rating: NR
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 13)

Special Features


  • Music-Only Audio Track Highlighting Bronislaw Kaper's Lush Score
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Mame: The Musical Theatrical Trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Auntie Mame
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

Cast & Crew


  • Rosalind Russell
    Rosalind Russell - Mame Dennis
  • Forrest Tucker
    Forrest Tucker - Beauregard Burnside
  • Coral Browne
    Coral Browne - Vera Charles
  • Fred Clark
    Fred Clark - Mr. Babcock
  • Joanna Barnes
    Joanna Barnes - Gloria Upson



Customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Fabulous

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Adapted by Comden and Green from the hugely successful Broadway play, (which in turn was based upon the wickedly funny and very racy for the times novel by Patrick Dennis), the movie crackles with the wonderful quick-witted dialogue that has become a lost art in cinema today. Of course, it didn't hurt to have the brilliant Rosalind Russell in the lead, along with Peggy Cass (reprising her "Tony" award-winning performance), Coral Browne, and the incredibly campy Joanna Barnes. Really, if you are a fan of witty, sophisticated dialogue, matched with performances that, when viewed from the perspective of our times, are the personification of "arch" campiness, then you must have this movie in your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow !!!

    Posted
    Philip
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    What an amazing restoration; visually eye-popping and more. The Warner Archive Collection's release of "Auntie Mame" is a feast - or "Banquet" - for the eyes. Not familiar with the film? Well, just go for the ride; that is, if you're into watching a film that is upbeat, uplifting and life affirming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Classic

    Posted
    Execumahr
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    A film for everyone in the family. Good comic timing. Great character relationships. AND Roselyn Russell is divine. Such a wonderful portrayal by a star more known for her glamour than her acting chops. She proved she has them in this film

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the best but not the worsst of movie musicals!

    Posted
    survivor1

    Lucille Ball was no Angela Lansbury in playing Mame. Her singing left much to be desired. The film was greatly helped by the talents of Robert Preston and Bea Arthur. If you loved the movie Auntie Mame and did get to see Angela Lansbury in the Broadway musical you will still enjoy the songs and the story!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST movie EVER!!!!!

    Posted
    SubTender
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    There will never be anyone who can stand up to the talent of Roseland Russel as Auntie Mame, I can't tell you how many times I have seen the movie and EVERYTIME at the end I cry as she assends the stairs with her new little nephew. What a movie....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Movie

    Posted
    SBoyd
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    Rosaland Russell makes movie magic as Auntie Mame. Based on the Broadway play, not the musical. The quality of color on this dvd is incredible for a older movie. It’s very “Top Drawer”.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best movies... Ever

    Posted
    Bigro
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    I love Roselind Russell movies and this is one of my favorite. It makes you smile, laugh and cry. Most of all it makes you realize how important family and true friends are. Love is everything!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie

    Posted
    GabeyBaby

    This movie is about a very happy go lucky woman who inspires her nephew to be as free willed and care free as she is. This movie brings about laughter and tears. I would recommend this movie to any movie buff.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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