Morton Movie Night
 – Auntie Mame

Wednesday, January 14 @ 6:30

Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Fred Clark, unnamed (3)
Coral Browne, Patric Knowles, Peggy Cass
Warner Brothers; Director:  Morton DaCosta
Unrated; 143 minutes; 1958

Auntie Mame began as a novel by Patrick Dennis (aka Ed Fitzgerald).  This 1958 film version permits Rosalind Russell to recreate her stage role as Mame Dennis, the flamboyant, devil-may-care aunt of young, impressionable Patrick Dennis.  Left in Mame’s care when his millionaire father drops dead, young Patrick (Jan Handzlik) is quickly indoctrinated into his aunt’s philosophy that “Life is a banquet–and some poor suckers are starving to death.”  Social-climbing executor Dwight Babcock (Fred Clark) does his best to raise Patrick as a stuffy American aristocrat, but Mame battles Babcock to allow the boy to be as free-spirited as she is.

Admission is free!  Donations are welcome!
Refreshments will be available.

Morton Memorial Library & Community House
82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff, New York 12574
Website: http://morton.rhinecliff.lib.ny.us/
Phone: (845) 876-2903

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