Auntie Mame

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Auntie Mame ★★★ 1958

A young boy is brought up by his only surviving relative—flamboyant and eccentric Auntie Mame. Mame is positive that “life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.” Based on the Patrick Dennis novel about his life with “Auntie Mame.” Part of the “A Night at the Movies” series, this tape simulates a 1958 movie evening, with a Road Runner cartoon, “Hook, Line and Stinker,” a newsreel and coming attractions for “No Time for Sergeants” and “Chase a Crooked Shadow.” 161m/C VHS, DVD . Rosalind Russell, Patric Knowles, Roger Smith, Peggy Cass, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne; D: Morton DaCosta; W: Betty Comden, Adolph Green; C: Harry Stradling Sr. Golden Globes '59: Actress—Mus./Comedy (Russell).