History Theatre / TheManWhoCameToDinner

30th May '17 12:45:34 PM Mdumas43073
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Whiteside quickly takes over the entire household, to the extreme annoyance of Mr. Stanley. His Hollywood friends send their most "heartfelt condolences", and arrangements are made for him to conduct his scheduled Christmas Eve broadcast direct from the Stanley living room. Meanwhile, his assistant, the eternally patient Maggie Cutler, falls in love with Bert Jefferson, the editor of the local Mesalia newspaper. Whiteside, horrified at the prospect of losing his assistant, decides he must put a stop to the romance. Bert has written a play, so Whiteside hits on the idea of bringing theater actress Lorraine Sheldon to town, ostensibly to talk about the play, but really to seduce Bert away from Maggie.

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Whiteside quickly takes over the entire household, to the extreme annoyance of Mr. Stanley. His Hollywood friends send their most "heartfelt condolences", and arrangements are made for him to conduct his scheduled Christmas Eve broadcast his weekly radio show direct from the Stanley living room. Meanwhile, his assistant, the eternally patient Maggie Cutler, falls in love with Bert Jefferson, the editor of the local Mesalia newspaper. Whiteside, horrified at the prospect of losing his assistant, decides he must put a stop to the romance. Bert has written a play, so Whiteside hits on the idea of bringing theater actress Lorraine Sheldon to town, ostensibly to talk about the play, but really to seduce Bert away from Maggie.
30th May '17 12:43:53 PM Mdumas43073
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Sheridan Whiteside, a cranky, irascible New York author and critic, is making a nationwide tour. Two weeks before Christmas, he has a publicity stunt dinner at the Stanley household in Mesalia, Ohio. As he's leaving the house, he slips and breaks his hip. Now he must stay in the house while he heals, taking it over in the process, to the extreme annoyance of Mr. Stanley. His Hollywood friends send their most "heartfelt condolences." Meanwhile, his assistant, the eternally patient Maggie Cutler, falls in love with Bert Jefferson, the editor of the local Mesalia newspaper. Whiteside, horrified at the prospect of losing his assistant, decides he must put a stop to the romance. Bert has written a play, so Whiteside hits on the idea of bringing theater actress Lorraine Sheldon to town, ostensibly to talk about the play, but really to seduce Bert away from Maggie.

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Sheridan Whiteside, a cranky, irascible New York author and critic, is making a nationwide tour. Two weeks before Christmas, he has a publicity stunt dinner at the Stanley household in Mesalia, Ohio. As he's leaving the house, he slips and breaks his hip. Now he must stay in hip, forcing him to spend the house holidays with the Stanleys while he heals, taking it heals.

Whiteside quickly takes
over in the process, entire household, to the extreme annoyance of Mr. Stanley. His Hollywood friends send their most "heartfelt condolences." condolences", and arrangements are made for him to conduct his scheduled Christmas Eve broadcast direct from the Stanley living room. Meanwhile, his assistant, the eternally patient Maggie Cutler, falls in love with Bert Jefferson, the editor of the local Mesalia newspaper. Whiteside, horrified at the prospect of losing his assistant, decides he must put a stop to the romance. Bert has written a play, so Whiteside hits on the idea of bringing theater actress Lorraine Sheldon to town, ostensibly to talk about the play, but really to seduce Bert away from Maggie.
12th Mar '17 4:18:33 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:300:Monty Woolley as Sheridan Whiteside.]]
7th Mar '17 5:35:15 PM nombretomado
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** Banjo is a cross between [[MarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] (reference is made to "Wackko and Sloppo") and Jimmy Durante. When Durante himself played the role in the movie, the role obviously became a bit more based on his characteristics.

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** Banjo is a cross between [[MarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] (reference is made to "Wackko and Sloppo") and Jimmy Durante. When Durante himself played the role in the movie, the role obviously became a bit more based on his characteristics.
3rd Mar '17 10:37:44 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Miss Preen, Whiteside's nurse, finally snaps at the end of the film and not only walks out on him but gives up on nursing in favor of going to work in a munitions factor.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Miss Preen, Whiteside's nurse, finally snaps at the end of the film and not only walks out on him but gives up on nursing in favor of going to work in a munitions factor.factory.
26th Nov '16 6:01:51 AM BobTanaka
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** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He really does care about Maggie though.

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** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He really does care about Maggie though.though, and is generally kind to people of lower social standing, like the Stanley's children.
25th Nov '16 4:01:32 PM BobTanaka
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* PetTheDog: Whiteside is generally very kind and supportive to the children and staff of the house, so much so that the servants quit to work for him at the end.

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* PetTheDog: Whiteside is generally very kind and supportive to the children and staff of the house, so much so that the servants quit to work for him at the end. He's also very polite to the insane Harriet Stanley.
25th Nov '16 3:57:45 PM BobTanaka
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* ArmorPiercingResponse: Banjo gives one to Whiteside after hearing his version of what's happened: "So, Lorraine ''just happened'' to drop by, did she? I smell a rat, Whiteside! A rat with a beard!...Sure, you haven't thought of yourself in years!"
24th Nov '16 5:08:14 PM BobTanaka
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* PetTheDog: Whiteside is very kind and supportive to the children and staff of the house, so much so that the servants quit to work for him at the end.

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* PetTheDog: Whiteside is generally very kind and supportive to the children and staff of the house, so much so that the servants quit to work for him at the end.
24th Nov '16 3:11:56 PM BobTanaka
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Miss Preen, Whiteside's nurse, finally snaps at the end of the film and not only walks out on him but gives up on nursing in favor of going to work in a munitions factor.
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