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Mame ★★ 1974 (PG)

In an adaptation of the Broadway musical “Auntie Mame” by Jerry Herman, Ball plays a dynamic woman who takes it upon herself to teach a group of eccentrics how to live life to the fullest. Arthur plays Mame's friend just as splendidly as she did in the Broadway version, but Ball in her last feature film is a lame Mame. Overly ambitious production avoids reaching goal. ♫Mame; We Need a Little Christmas; If He Walked Into My Life; Bosom Buddies; It's Today; Loving You; My Best Girl; What Do I Do Now? (Gooch's Sont); Open a New Window. 132m/C VHS, DVD . Lucille Ball, Beatrice Arthur, Robert Preston, Joyce Van Patten, Bruce Davison, Jane Connell, Doria Cook, Don Porter, Audrey Christie, John McGiver, Patrick Labyorteaux, Lucille Benson, Burt Mustin, Barbara Bosson; D: Gene Saks; W: Paul Zindel; C: Philip Lathrop; M: Jerry Herman.