The Man Who Came to Dinner Movie Review 1941

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Based on the Moss Hart-George S. Kaufman play, this comedy is about a bitter radio celebrity (Woolley) on a lecture tour (a character based on Alexander Woolcott). He breaks his hip and must stay in a quiet suburban home for the winter. While there, he occupies his time by barking orders, being obnoxious and generally just driving the other residents nuts. Woolley reprises his Broadway role in this film that succeeds at every turn, loaded with plenty of satiric jabs at the Algonquin Hotel Roundtable regulars.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Satire & Parody, Adapted from a Play, Radio
Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein
Monty Woolley, Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Jimmy Durante, Reginald Gardiner, Richard Travis, Billie Burke, Grant Mitchell, Mary Wickes, George Barbier, Ruth Vivian, Elisabeth Fraser
Gaetano Antonio "Tony" Gaudio
William Keighley

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