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A man who came to dinner

Join the Steppenwolf Email List. Synopsis Opened April 26, When the irascible Sheridan Whiteside, famous Manhattan radio star and critic, slips outside the Stanley home, the family has to put him up - and put up with him - over Christmas. Pompous and cunning, Whiteside completely takes over the house for his broadcasts, encourages the Stanley kids to defy their parents, attracts assorted wacky friends and receives tons of fan mail and strange gifts. When his faithful secretary Maggie falls for local reporter and would-be playwright Bert Jefferson, Whiteside pulls out all the stops to block the romance, including using glamorous Lorraine Sheldon to divert Bert.

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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. Whiteside is not a pious gay hero. Rather his uncanny gift for throwing shade and reading the obtuse may be the secret to his eternal charm.

Armond White. Wonderful cast, story and direction in classic comedy. Steve Crum. Don Willmott. Emanuel Levy. The great cast mirthfully brings on the savage dialogue and relishes in the malicious nature of the satire.

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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 whims, caprices and vitriolic bon mots, as well as his long-distance phone calls, eccentric guests and a variety of critters, ranging from penguins to octopi. Like the real Woollcott, Whiteside insists upon stage-managing the lives of everyone around him.

He is particularly keen on discouraging a romance between his faithful secretary Maggie Cutler top-billed Bette Davis and local newspaper editor Bert Jefferson Richard Travis.

Once he realizes he's gone too far in this respect, Whiteside is forced to reunite the lovers. That's only one aspect of a three-ring-circus plotline that accommodates a Lizzie Bordenish axe murderess, takeoffs of Woollcott intimates Harpo Marx, Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, and a general practitioner who's willing to let his patients suffer for a chance to pitch his interminable memoirs to Whiteside.

Classics, Comedy. William Keighley. Julius J. Epstein , Philip G. May 30, Monty Woolley as Sheridan Whiteside. Bette Davis as Maggie Cutler. Ann Sheridan as Lorraine Sheldon.

Jimmy Durante as Banjo. Richard Travis as Bert Jefferson. Reginald Gardiner as Beverly Carlton. Billie Burke as Mrs. Elisabeth Fraser as June Stanley. Grant Mitchell as Ernest Stanley. George Barbier as Dr. Mary Wickes as Miss Preen. Russell Arms as Richard Stanley. Ruth Vivian as Harriett Stanley.

Edwin Stanley as John. Betty Roadman as Sarah. Charles Drake as Sandy.

The Man Who Came To Dinner

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An acerbic critic wreaks havoc when a hip injury forces him to move in indefinitely with a Midwestern family. Jack L. Warner Hal B. Julius J.

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Show Information. Kaufman and Hart's broad satire on the bizarre world of internationally famous critic Alexander Woollcott, here called Sheridan Whiteside Greg Martin , when his egocentric life collides with the day to day humdrum lives of the Stanley family of Mesalia, Ohio in is rarely produced due to its large cast of wildly divergent characters and dated humor. Funny it is, exceedingly funny, but only to those who understand the references to the events and people of the 30s. Now, in a finely staged production at Actors Co-op, The Man Who Came to Dinner, like the playwrights' other smash hit You Can't Take It With You, shows just how dull life would be without flagrant eccentricity and staunch individuality. Almost 40 years have gone by, and the chuckles and chortles keep coming. Radio superstar Sheridan Whiteside is at it again, terrorizing the Ohio Stanleys, fomenting family rebellions, and scheming to get his own egomaniacal way in Actors Co-op's pitch-perfect revival of the George S. This production is a welcome addition to the usual L. A trio of performers, playing larger than life theatrical characters, steal their every moment.

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The screenplay by Julius and Philip G.

Just in time to slip under the wire as the niftiest comedy of to date , the Warners' meticulous screen version of the George S. Any one who happened to miss the original acid-throwing antic on the stage—and any one, for that matter, who happened not to have missed it—should pop around, by all means, and catch the cinematic reprise. For here, in the space of something like 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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Famous, or infamous, radio personality Sheridan Whiteside Monty Woolley has stopped in Ohio while on his cross-country tour, where he pays a visit to local notables, the Stanleys Grant Mitchell, Billie Burke. He slips on ice on the steps to their home and insists on staying with them while recuperating from his injuries. Through a series of hijinks involving a host of colorful characters, the division between Sheridan and Maggie grows, until Maggie reaches her final straw.

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