The Man Who Came to Dinner
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1942
DVD Release Date: May 30, 2006
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The great cast mirthfully brings on the savage dialogue and relishes in the malicious nature of the satire.

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Steve Crum

Wonderful cast, story and direction in classic comedy.

Emanuel Levy

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).

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Regular folks run headlong into crazy eccentric celebrity when a radio star (Wooley,raucously unbridled) convalesces in small town Ohio. Ann Sheridan plays the… More
jay nixon
Amusing trifle with the great Ann Sheridan stealing the show as an egocentric STAR!
Aj V
A very funny movie, but I didn't get to see the end, I want to watch it again sometime.
Byron Brubaker
Director William Keighley brought another Kaufman and Hart stage play to the screen in early 1942. This time it was adapted by the Epstein brothers. I have read… More
Devon Bott
When celebrity personality and generally unpleasant Sheridan Whiteside stops by to have dinner with a family of wealthy socialites and falls and hurts himself… More
monty hawes
Manic classic comedy with a lots of star power. When the world famous writer and lecturer Sheridan Whiteside (Monty Woolley) breaks his leg while visiting the… More