The Man Who Came to Dinner
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The Man Who Came to Dinner
The George S. Kaufman/Moss Hart Broadway hit The Man Who Came to Dinner was inspired by the authors' mutual friend, waspish critic/author Alexander Woollcott. Generously bearded ex-Yale professor Monty Woolley, no mean curmudgeon himself, plays the Woollcott character, here rechristened Sheridan Whiteside. While on a lecture tour in Ohio, Whiteside slips on the ice outside his hosts' home; until his broken leg heals, the hosts (Grant Mitchell and Billie Burke) are forced to put up (and put up with) the imperious Whiteside. This means enduring an unending stream of Whiteside's… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Here, in the space of an hour and fifty-two minutes, is compacted what is unquestionably the most vicious but hilarious cat-clawing exhibition ever put on the screen, a deliciously wicked character portrait and a helter-skelter satire, withal."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"The great cast mirthfully brings on the savage dialogue and relishes in the malicious nature of the satire."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Wonderful cast, story and direction in classic comedy."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Monty Woolley repeats his stage role in this smart adaptation of Kaufman and Hart's Broadway play, inspired by the Algonquin celebs (Alexander Woolcott, Harpo Marx, Noel Coward)."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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