Wednesday, December 28, 2011

OLDIE GOLDIES: Auntie Mame (1958)

This week on Oldie Goldies I look at a surprisingly hilarious comedy - "Auntie Mame". This film is really a delight, with an infectious performance by Rosalind Russell in the title role and a great supporting cast (especially the females). The film picked up 6 Oscar nominations - Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Art Direction.

Classic Quote
"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

Classic Scene
"Gloria's Story"

Classic Characters
Mame Dennis (Rosalind Russell)

Agnes Gooch (Peggy Caas)

Classic Costumes

Classic Music

Did you know?
This film was the #1 moneymaker of 1959, earning a net profit of $8,800,000.

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