1449 Potomac Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
11:00 a.m. Sunday, May 12, 2013
Movies | Film
Sunday, May 12 (Mother"s Day)
Brunch, catered by Kelly James, starts at 11 a.m. ?Film starts at 11:30 a.m.
This is a special Mother/daughter event. All mothers and daughters attending together get a special gift (while supplies last)
Auntie Mame began as a novel by Patrick Dennis (aka Ed Fitzgerald), then was adapted into a long-running Broadway play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. 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.
Directed by Morton DaCosta. Starring Rosalind Russell and Forrest Tucker.
"Possibly the greatest comedy of all time, with a performance by Rosalind Russell that can only be described as 'bravura'." " Mixed Reviews
1958/Not Rated/143 minutes $15.00,