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.
GlamAmor-ous Holidays--Orry-Kelly Style in 1942's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNERon 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 DinnerBy 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 DINNERon 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 DinnerBy 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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Beverly Carlton: I have very little time, and so the conversation will be entirely about me and I shall love it.
Sheridan Whiteside: Is there a man in the world who suffers as I do from the gross inadequacies of the human race?
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The Smiths song "Cemetry Gates" quotes directly from this movie: specifically from the scene when Ann Sheridan recites dramatic lines next to the mummy. "Loves and hates, and passions just like mine."
Bette Davis saw "The Man Who Came to Dinner" on Broadway and immediately wanted to play the role of Maggie, the antithesis of her usual roles. She wanted the role desperately because she wanted to act opposite John Barrymore who was to play Sheridan Whiteside. At her insistence, Warner Bros. tested Barrymore for the role but his failing health and inability to remember his lines cost him the job.
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