Auntie Mame
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Auntie Mame began as a novel by Patrick Dennis (aka Ed Fitzgerald), then was adapted into a long-running Broadway play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. This 1958 film version permits Rosalind Russell to recreate her stage role as Mame Dennis, the flamboyant, devil-may-care aunt of young, impressionable Patrick Dennis. Left in Mame's care when his millionaire father drops dead, young Patrick (Jan Handzlik) is quickly indoctrinated into his aunt's philosophy that "Life is a banquet--and some poor suckers are starving to death." Social-climbing executor Dwight Babcock (Fred… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Base on a book and Broadway play, the movie is still too theatrical due to Da Costa's mediocre helming, but it's a great, campy and colorful showcase for comedienne Rosalind Russell in her best-known role which she had originated on stage."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Supostamente baseado em fatos reais, traz Russell em uma atuação sensacional e conta com ótima direção de arte."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"THE Rosalind Russell movie, and still fabulously funny."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Stage-bound, but classic"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Possibly the greatest comedy of all time, with a performance by Rosalind Russell that can only be described as 'bravura'."
‑ Gabriel Shanks, Mixed Reviews
"Rosalind Russell in a brilliant turn as we examine the manic life of an eccentric rich aunt who must spoil her niece at all costs."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
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