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The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by William Keighley and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner, Jerry Wald and Jack Saper.

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GlamAmor-ous Holidays--Orry-Kelly Style in 1942's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

on Dec 12, 2018 From GlamAmor

Happy holidays! It's hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner. Like many, I found 2018 filled with great accomplishment, but also some serious challenges as well. Focusing on the positive, thanks to all who joined me for my series at the Egyptian Theatre on the HISTORY OF FASHION IN... Read full article


Bette's Back in The Man Who Came to Dinner

By Amanda Garrett on Sep 23, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing Warner Archive's new DVD re-release of The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), starring Monty Woolley, Bette Davis and Ann Sheridan. The good folks at Warner Archive are bringing five classic Bette Davis movies back into print. Each Friday in September, I'll have a review of one ... Read full article


The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

By Summer Reeves on Mar 31, 2016 From Serendipitous Anachronisms

The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) 31 Thursday Mar 2016 Posted by Summer Reeves in 1940s, Blogathon, Cinema, Comedy, Romance ≈ Leave a comment Tags1940s, Blogathon, Classic Cinema, Comedy, Movies with Cute Clothes This post is part o... Read full article


GlamAmor-ous Holidays--Orry-Kelly Style in 1942's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

on Dec 19, 2015 From GlamAmor

Happy holidays! It's hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner. The last six months have been an absolute whirlwind for me. My passion for protecting and preserving classic cinema took me in a new direction this year - becoming the Manager of Marketing for Sony's classic film channel... Read full article


The Great Performances: Monty Woolley in The Man Who Came to Dinner

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 26, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), starring Monty Woolley as famed broadcaster and writer Sheridan Whiteside. In this publicity still, Whiteside is accompanied by his faithful secretary (Bette Davis) and his friendly rival (Reginald Gardiner). TCM will air this classic comedy A... Read full article


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Banjo: [lasciviously to Nurse Preen] Come to my room in a half hour and bring some rye bread.


Sheridan Whiteside: How long can you stay?
Banjo: Just long enough to take a bath.


Banjo: [to Nurse Preen] I can feel the hot blood pounding through your varicose veins.


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Mary Wickes, one of only two members of the original Broadway cast in the film version (with Monty Woolley), makes her screen debut. She also carried the role in the 1972 TV version.
Late in December 1941, the film's world premiere was hosted by the Capitol Theatre in Paragould, Arkansas - the home town of star Richard Travis (aka Bill Justice), who had been one of the theater's employees.
This was Laura Hope Crews's final film.
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