Saturday, December 8, 2007
Day 8: Life's a banquet
Auntie Mame is one of my all-time favorite movies. Rosalind Russell is such a kick—a woman to admire with a fantastic spirit. Here a quick synopsis courtesy of Moviefone:
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.