Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner is a 1942 film, directed by William Keighley. Monty Woolley (who was the professor in The Bishop's Wife) stars as the celebrity who falls on the icy front steps of the home where he's been invited for dinner. He's confined to a wheelchair and proceeds to take over the house. A more unpleasant guest one could never hope to host. And to top it off, he sues them! Bette Davis is his secretary. Billie Burke is the distraught lady of the house. Ann Sheridan is also in this. The movie takes place during the Christmas holiday season, and will make a fun addition to holiday-themed movie watching around here. I'd never seen it before watching it at the Internet Archive, but I've already picked up the DVD for annual viewing.


DVD Beaver calls it a "delightful, lightning-paced farce". DVD Talk says, "It's dated but still mostly funny". Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 80%.


  1. I've actually known people as caustic as Whiteside. And as devious, too! Sounds like a great film.