Man Who Came To Dinner

Man Who Came To Dinner

Director: William Keighley Cast: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/2016
UPC: 0888574432515
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 1,374

Special Features

Closed Caption; Featurette The Man Who Came to Dinner: Inside A Classic Comedy; Vintage Joe McDoakes Comedy Short So You Think You Need Glasses; Classic Cartoon Six Hits and a Miss; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Davis Maggie Cutler
Ann Sheridan Lorraine Sheldon
Monty Woolley Sheridan Whiteside
Billie Burke Mrs. Ernest Stanley
Jimmy Durante Banjo
Richard Travis Bert Jefferson
Reginald Gardiner Beverly Carlton
Elisabeth Fraser June Stanley
Grant Mitchell Mr. Ernest Stanley
George Barbier Dr. Bradley
Mary Wickes Nurse Preen
Laura Hope Crews Mrs. Gibbons
Russell Arms Richard Stanley
Ruth Vivian Harriett Stanley
Edwin Stanley John
Betty Roadman Sarah
Charles Drake Sandy
Chester Clute Mr. Gibbons
Nanette Vallon Cosette
John Ridgely Radio Man
Vera Lewis Woman
Frank Mayo Plainclothesman
Georgia Carroll Girl
Frank Coghlan Telegraph boy
Dudley Dickerson Porter
Peggy Diggins Girl
Roland Drew Reporter
Herbert Gunn Radio man
Creighton Hale Radio Man
Sam Hayes Announcer
Fred Kelsey Man
Hank Mann Expressman
Frank Moran Michaelson
Jack Mower Plainclothesman
Cliff Saum Expressman
Billy Wayne Vendor
Gig Young Bit Part
Ernie S. Adams Haggerty
Leslie Brooks Girl
Eddy Chandler Guard
Patrick McVey Harry
Alix Talton Girl

Technical Credits
William Keighley Director
Julius J. Epstein Screenwriter
Philip G. Epstein Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Tony Gaudio Cinematographer
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Sam Harris Associate Producer
Frederick Hollander Score Composer
Jack Killifer Editor
Charles Lang Sound/Sound Designer
Dick Mayberry Asst. Director
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Saper Producer
Jerry Wald Producer
Hal B. Wallis Executive Producer
Jack L. Warner Producer
Perc Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Man Who Came to Dinner
1. Credits [:54]
2. Headline Accident [4:44]
3. The Great Man Emerges [5:18]
4. Blossom Girl [5:40]
5. Guests for Lunch [5:03]
6. It's an Outrage [3:20]
7. Breaking the Ice [5:20]
8. Declaration of Independence [5:41]
9. Just Lorraine's Dish [5:35]
10. Penguins on the Loose [6:28]
11. Stanley Family Matters [4:52]
12. Lorraine Arrives [5:07]
13. He Never Interferes [5:16]
14. Beverly Arrives [5:17]
15. Phone Proposal [5:36]
16. Jefferson Special [4:47]
17. Christmas Eve Chaos [4:26]
18. Not Very Merry Christmas [4:03]
19. Banjo Arrives [5:29]
20. Miss Preen Leaves [2:50]
21. Good Ship 8-Ball [6:08]
22. Mummy Case Cargo [3:48]
23. Changes in Plans [3:13]
24. Hold the Phone, Eleanor [2:43]
25. Cast List [:38]

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Man Who Came To Dinner 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
gottamatch 10 months ago
The Man Who Came To Dinner was originally a play. I can imagine this being a brilliant play. For me, the translation to film lost realism. The dialogue particularly for the central role played by Monty Woolley (who reprised his Broadway role) is a bit over-the-top for film. As the central character, I found him to only irritate me as a viewer, I never warmed to him, he only irritated me more and more. This is a rare instance where Bette Davis is in an ensemble cast, she is not the central character and shares the spotlight beautifully. Anne Sheridan is perfectly cast and I found all of the ensemble cast played wonderfully and no one upstaged anyone. An interesting, fairly fast-paced film I'm glad to have watched it once for the sake of film history, but I'd never watch it again. However, if it came to stage theatres, I'd be glad to watch it live!
Hugo-Z-Hackenbush More than 1 year ago
This was originally a play, and watching the movie you realise just how great this must have been live. Monty Woolley is the houseguest who won't leave. He's a mixture of Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers and Caligula.
Everyone else is in a supporting role, they can't help it. Woolley plays the Nations most respected radio personality/writer/egomaniac. He injures his hip, is confined to a wheelchair and then becomes even more of a pain. Along with Bette Davis, the cast includes an octopus and four penguins. I kid you not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bette Davis is obviously the big name actor in the movie, but she gracefully defers to Monty Woolley as the star, and he shoulders the burden admirably. "The Man Who Came to Dinner" is one of those movies that appears to have been adapted from a stage play: the dialogue is delivered rapid-fire and is a bit too witty to be natural. None of that detracts from the charm of this movie, however. The script is clever enough to carry any cast, but oh, what a cast for the old movie buff! Watch and enjoy as Jimmy Durante puts in a charming turn, antagonizing a charmingly wicked Ann Sheridan. Turn this movie on and hang on for a fast, very fun, rapid ride.
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