The Man Who Came to Dinner
- Tue, Nov 26
Director: William Keighley Run Time: 112 min. Rating: Not Rated Release Year: 1942
Starring: Ann Sheridan, Bette Davis, Jimmy Durante, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis
Famed author Sheridan Whiteside possesses a tongue dipped in venom and a brain that can crack The New York Times crossword in four minutes. On a lecture tour in Ohio, he slips on the ice and is confined to the home of a bourgeois couple. He proceeds to plunge the household into chaos, ruling the place like a czar and meddling in everyone’s love life.
Monty Woolley reprises his Broadway triumph as the imperious Whiteside in this delightful, lightning-paced farce. A who’s who of Hollywood talents portray a who’s who of thinly veiled real-life luminaries, ranging from Gertrude Lawrence to Harpo Marx. And Bette Davis shines in an uncharacteristic role as Whiteside’s unflappable secretary. The Man Who Came to Dinner: It’s a feast of wit and sophistication.