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.
 
IMDB:
8.0
Rotten Tomatoes:
92%
UNRATED
Year:
1958
143 min
1,543 Views


"I, Edwin Dennis,

being of sound mind and body...

...do hereby bequeath to my only son,

Patrick, all my worldly possessions.

In the event of my demise, I direct

Norah Muldoon to deliver Patrick...

...to my sister, Mame Dennis,

at 3 Beekman Place, New York City.

His expenses shall be supervised

by Mr. Dwight Babcock...

...acting for

the Knickerbocker Bank...

...with the power

to keep my crazy sister...

...from doing anything too eccentric

and bringing him up to be like her.

Since I am in splendid condition

through workouts at the Brokers Club...

...I am confident that these provisions

won't go into effect for years.

I hereby affix my hand this fourteenth

day of September, in the year 1928."

You've been reading it for a week.

Why bring it to New York?

It's the only way I can believe it.

Besides, your Aunt Mame may like it as

a remembrance of your sainted father.

Don't you be going by way of

the North Pole. We're not greenhorns.

- That's 95 cents.

- Here's a dollar. Keep the change.

It's like the ladies' restroom

in the Oriental Theater.

You're not scared, are you, Norah?

Of course not! And don't you be, child.

Norah's here to look after you.

Saints alive!

- You want?

- Is this the residence of Mame Dennis?

Mame Dennis. Oh, yes!

I'm Norah Muldoon.

I'm bringing Dennis to his aunt.

Oh, you come in. You wait. I fetch.

Madam having affair now.

Isn't he wonderful?

Help is on the way, darlings.

That adorable bootlegger is

on his way with a gallon of gin.

Oh, Allen, darling!

Edna, I called you yesterday.

- Hello, Mame.

- I'll be with you in a minute.

- Vladimir, what are you doing here?

- Drinking myself to death, of course.

Besides, I'm your guest of honor.

Of course! You must hear

his new symphony, the pastorale.

It has real airplane motors

and live sheep. It's devastating.

You've met our guest of honor,

Vladimir Klinkoff? Miss...

Mrs. Klinkoff.

Yes, of course. Then you've met.

Oh, Perry!

Doris, now where are you off to?

Everyone's going to Clifton's.

It's nearly 7.

Give Clifton my love.

I'll be right over...

Oh, dear. The employment bureau didn't

tell me you were bringing a child.

He looks nice. If he misbehaves,

we can toss him in the river.

Please let us escape

from this den of criminals.

Doctor, get this woman

on your couch in a hurry!

I'm not that kind of a woman.

I'm looking for a Miss Mame Dennis.

- Ito! lto!

- Yes, missy.

Show this woman to the kitchen,

start her on glasses.

- This not dishwashing lady.

- Then I must have invited you. A drink?

I'm Norah Muldoon. Didn't you get

my telegram saying we'd arrive at 6:00?

No, your telegram said October 1.

That's tomorrow. This is September 31.

No, 'tis the first,

curse the evil day.

Everybody knows 30 days has

September, April, June and...

But, darling, I'm your Auntie Mame!

Quiet, everybody. I have an

important announcement to make.

This is my little boy!

He's not really my little boy.

He's my late brother's son.

My only living relative. That's all we

have, just each other, my little love!

Well, what am I going

to call you, dear?

- Pat. Patrick Dennis.

- I know the Dennis part.

And from now on, you must call me

Auntie Mame. Well, well, well, now.

Would you like a mar...? No.

Is it your bedtime? No, it can't be.

The powder room?

Food, food! That's it! You must be

famished. Come right along with me.

Take your shoes off, darling.

It's like removing your hat in America.

Before sukiyaki,

a little hors d'oeuvre.

- Could I try some of that jam?

- Jam?

- That blackberry jam?

- Of course.

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