December 15, 2008

...The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

Although overlong, The Man Who Came to Dinner is a well-made adaptation of the Broadway hit with Monty Woolley repeating his stage success as the man and Bette Davis playing second lead to bring bodies into the movie theater. It worked; the play is still funny and both Woolley, Davis, and An Sheridan are excellent in their roles. It does have a Christmas theme so, for better or worse, this is the time to check it out.

2 comments:

sambissell said...

Hm! A spelling error in a sea of grammatically correct sentences! Just a damn shame!

I actually have this movie on a VHS tape.....out in my garage. Who uses VHS anymore?

a man and a mouse said...

An is how she spelled it; the movie poster is wrong. But if the movie poster were right then An would actually be a typographical error (not a spelling error) in a sea of grammatically correct sentences.

Whewww, got out of that one.