Auntie Mame

Synopsis: Mame is an unconventional individualist socialite from the roaring 20's. When her brother dies, she is forced to raise her nephew Patrick. However, Patrick's father has designated an executor to his will to protect the boy from absorbing too much of Mame's rather unconventional perspective. Patrick and Mame become devoted to each other in spite of this restriction, and together journey through Patrick's childhood and the great depression, amidst some rather zaney adventures.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Morton DaCosta
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
143 min

Actually, it's sort of a fishberry jam.

It's called caviar.

Now, some pickled octopus,

raw fish tails...

- It's salty, but I like it.

- Good. You have wonderful taste.


Vera, this is my little boy.

Patrick, I want you to meet a star.

A great lady of the theater

and my dearest friend, Vera Charles.

- Hello!

- How do you do?

She just loves little boys.

- Who's he?

- That's a Lithuanian bishop.

Doesn't speak a word of English.

Stimulating man! Oh, Your Grace.

He's a darling and so worldly

for a man of God.

Everything in the universe is composed

of the elements of Aristotle.

Thus man is fire, dust and air

mingled with water.

Acacius, darling,

this is my nephew Patrick.

This is Mr. Page, dear.

That means "Know thyself."

Mr. Page is an educator.

He runs a school where

they do advanced things.

You think you might

find room for Patrick?

For him, yes! In this boy,

I see already the fire, dust and air.

Add water and stir.

Would you want to go there?

- Do they wear uniforms?

- At my school, we wear nothing.

It's heaven! lt'll stimulate

his psyche and stir up his libido.

- What's libido?

- It's perfectly simple. It...

I'll tell you what we'll do.

Every time you hear a word you don't

understand, dear, write it down.

Later, I will explain it.

- I'm off, Mame.

- Lindsay! Lindsay, this is Patrick.

Patrick, I want you to meet

Lindsay Woolsey, the publisher.

- Circulate, darling. Circulate!

- New man in your life?

Little Patrick!

Guess I won't see much of you.

We'll go to the zoo,

the aquarium, the Philharmonic.

We'll be together constantly,

the three of us!

That's exactly what I had in mind.

- Good night, Mame. Thanks.

- Watch it, Phyllis.

- Some party!

- So good of you to come.

You played beautifully.

I can't thank you enough.

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Betty Comden

Betty Comden (born Basya Cohen, May 3, 1917 – November 23, 2006) was one-half of the musical-comedy duo Comden and Green, who provided lyrics, libretti, and screenplays to some of the most beloved and successful Hollywood musicals and Broadway shows of the mid-20th century. Her writing partnership with Adolph Green, called "the longest running creative partnership in theatre history", lasted for six decades, during which time they collaborated with other leading entertainment figures such as the famed "Freed Unit" at MGM, Jule Styne and Leonard Bernstein, and wrote the musical comedy film Singin' in the Rain. more…

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