Comedy Film Festival 2012

“Auntie Mame”

Rosalind Russell in "Auntie Mame" (Warner Bros., 1958)

Rosalind Russell in "Auntie Mame" (Warner Bros., 1958)

“Auntie Mame” (Warner Bros., 1958). A classic, stylish and really funny film. Rosalind Russell (reprising her role from the original 1957 Broadway play) is Mame Dennis, a wealthy and free spirited socialite in 1920s New York City who gets custody of her nephew after the death of her only brother. The film chronicles through a serious of hilarious and touching vignettes how Mame shows her nephew ways to think independently and get the most out of life. Based on the novel and subsequent Broadway play of the same title from the 1950s–and definitely not to be confused with the awful 1974 movie musical “Mame” starring Lucille Ball (and her smoker’s voice). Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Directed by Morton DaCosta. “Live!”

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