Perry's wife is played by Helen Hanft, who is a major Broadway actress.
Ted Ross plays Bitterman.
Money, Dear Boy: The only way Helen Mirren would appear in the remake. Interestingly, this follows on from Sir John Gielgud in the original — it took a lot of money to get him signed on after Dudley Moore suggested him for the role.
Playing Against Type: Shakespearean actor Sir John Gielgud as Hobson — and it won him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.