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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

Norah Muldoon: [to the electrical contractor regarding Vera Charles] It's the "First Lady of the American Thee-ayter" out cold in the guestroom. Ms. Charles don' live here. She does her drinkin' here and her passin' out here.


Dwight Babcock: [Angrily] I am going to turn this kid into a decent, God-fearing Christian if I have to break every bone in his body!


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


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Facts about

The stage play "Auntie Mame" opened at the Broadhurst Theater in New York on October 31, 1956 and ran for 639 performances. Rosalind Russell, Yuki Shimoda, Jan Handzlik, and Peggy Cass were in the original cast and reprise their roles in the film.
The movie's line "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" was voted as the #93 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).
Rosalind Russell was nominated for the 1957 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "Auntie Mame" and recreated her role in the film version.
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