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Auntie Mame (1958) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Morton DaCosta and produced by Morton DaCosta.

Academy Awards 1958 --- Ceremony Number 31 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressRosalind RussellNominated
Best Supporting ActressPeggy CassNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Malcolm Bert; Set Decoration: George James HopkinsNominated
Best CinematographyHarry Stradling, Sr.Nominated
Best Film EditingWilliam ZieglerNominated
Best PictureWarner Bros.Nominated
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On Blu-ray: Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame (1958)

By KC on Dec 22, 2017 From Classic Movies

Auntie Mame (1958) is an outrageously charming film. It insists on your love. Against all odds it even charmed my Taylor Swift-loving skeptical tween. As she sat there howling at Rosalind Russell attempting and failing to master the complexities of a telephone switchboard I felt the awe of a true cl... Read full article


Auntie Mame (1958)

By Beatrice on Sep 15, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Auntie Mame Directed by Morton DaCosta Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green from the novel by Patrick Dennis 1958/USA Warner Bros. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Rosalind Russell IS Auntie Mame and this is an?entertaining film in the 50’s brash Technicolor mode. Patrick Dennis’s fa... Read full article


Auntie Mame (1958)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 31, 2014 From 4 Star Films

With Rosalind Russell reprising her role from the stage, this film is made by her scene stealing portrayal. The film opens when a rich man dies suddenly and his young son is sent to live with his Auntie Mame. She is a social, energetic and free-spirited woman. Despite the fact that Patrick was raise... Read full article


Auntie Mame (1958)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 31, 2014 From 4 Star Films

With Rosalind Russell reprising her role from the stage, this film is made by her scene stealing portrayal. The film opens when a rich man dies suddenly and his young son is sent to live with his Auntie Mame. She is a social, energetic and free-spirited woman. Despite the fact that Patrick was raise... Read full article


CMBA FABULOUS FILMS OF THE 50′s BLOGATHON: Auntie Mame (1958)

By Lara on May 26, 2014 From Backlots

Hello again readers, it is a rare occasion when I make two posts in a single day, but in addition to being Memorial Day (necessitating my post about the Hollywood Canteen this morning), today is the last day of the CMBA Fabulous Films of the 50s Blogathon and I am signed up to cover one of my favori... Read full article


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Quotes from

Gloria Upson: Miss Charles, I've just got to tell you how I adored you in "Mary of Scotland."
Vera Charles: Did you dear? That was Helen Hayes.


Agnes Gooch: [about her evening with Brian... that she can't remember] I lived. I gotta find out what to do now!


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


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Facts about

Rosalind Russell broke her ankle in the first take of the scene where she comes flying down the stairs in the gown with the capri pants - shooting had to be delayed until she recovered.
Peggy Cass won the 1957 Tony Award (New York City) for Best Featured Actress in a Drama for "Auntie Mame" and recreated her role in the film version.
The line, "Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death," does not appear in the book. It is derived from the stage play, where it was originally, "Life is a banquet and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death." Though "damn" and "hell" are both heard in the film, "sons-of-bitches" was apparently thought too rough.
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