Mame
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Lucille Ball stars in this film version of the hit Jerry Herman Broadway musical, which featured an electrifying performance by Angela Lansbury. As Patrick Dennis' plucky and resilient Auntie Mame, Ball's low-pitched, growling moan of a voice (a spine-chilling reminder of the sound of Linda Blair's demon-possession in The Exorcist) and her gaudy and lumbering fashion-horse gait turns Mame into an elderly cross-dresser. In this guise, Mame rehashes the plot from Dennis's novel and the previous non-musical Rosalind Russell film. During the Depression era 1930s, she enrolls her… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

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"The fine music elevates this above miscast Lucy's negatives."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"best left on the shelf."
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"Overstuffed, but the music's still great."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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