Lucille Ball stars as Auntie Mame, an eccentric and wealthy woman who teaches her young orphaned nephew how to live life to the fullest. Based on the popular stage play. Featured songs include "Mame," "If He Walked Into My Life," and "We Need a Little Christmas."
Don Porter - American TV/Film Actor
Jane Connell - Actress
Gene Saks - American Director/Actor
Philip H. Lathrop - American Director of Photography
Lucille Ball - American comedienne/actress
Bruce Davison - American TV/Film Actor
Harold Michelson - Production Designer
Joyce Van Patten - American TV/Film Actress
Beatrice Arthur - American actress, THE GOLDEN GIRLS MAUDE
Bernice Frankel - American actress, THE GOLDEN GIRLS MAUDE
Bea Arthur - American actress, THE GOLDEN GIRLS MAUDE
Bill Byers - Orchestrator
Ralph Burns - American Composer
Robert Fryer - American Producer
James Cresson - Producer/Screenwriter
James Hicks - Producer/Screenwriter
Robert Preston - American Actor
Robert Preston Meservey - American Actor
Paul Zindel - Playwright/Screenwriter
Extravagant film adaptation of the Broadway musical comedy about an orphaned boy who goes to live with his Aunt Mame, an eccentric, free-spirited New York sophisticate.
"Mame" was Lucille Ball's last feature film appearance. Rosalind Russell, Angela Lansbury, and Ginger Rogers all played the character "Mame" before Ball. Bea Arthur also played the role of "Vera" in the Broadway musical, for which she won a Tony. The story of "Mame" first appeared as a Patrick Dennis novel in 1955. The novel was adapted for the Broadway stage as a straight play in 1956 by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. The first film adaptation appeared in 1958, as "Auntie Mame." It was directed by Morton DaCosta from a Betty Comden-Adolph Green screenplay and starred Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark, Roger Smith, Patric Knowles, Peggy Cass, Joanna Barnes, Pippa Scott, Lee Patrick, Willard Waterman, and Connie Gilchrist. Lawrence and Lee also wrote the book for the 1966 stage musical, which featured a Jerry Herman score. Additional cast members: Doris Cook (as Gloria Upson), Bobbi Jordan (Pegeen), and George Chang (Ito). Filmed in Technicolor and Panavision.