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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Maggie to Sherry when her plan to get keep Lorraine away from Bert backfires:

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Maggie to Sherry when her plan to get keep Lorraine away from Bert backfires:


* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: After finding out that his hip is fine, Whiteside keeps this a secret, because he needs to stay in Mesalia long enough to break up Maggie's romance.

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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Maggie to Sherry when her plan to get keep Lorraine away from Bert backfires:
--> '''Maggie:''' Shall I tell you something, Sherry? I think you're a selfish, petty egomaniac who would just as soon see his mother burning at a stake...if that was the only way he had to light a cigarette. I think you'd sacrifice your best friend without a moment's hesitation if he interrupted the sacred ritual of your self-centered, paltry little life. I think you're incapable of any emotion higher up than your stomach. And I was the fool of the world for trusting you.
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After finding out that his hip is fine, Whiteside keeps this a secret, because he needs to stay in Mesalia long enough to break up Maggie's romance.


* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Maggie normally calls Whiteside "Sherry", which demonstrates the bond between them; however, when she warns him not to try anything to break up her relationship with Bert Jefferson, she [[LastNameBasis calls him by his last name]].

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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Maggie normally calls Whiteside "Sherry", which demonstrates the bond between them; however, when she warns him not to try anything to break up her relationship with Bert Jefferson, she [[LastNameBasis calls him by his last name]].name.

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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Bert Jefferson spends most of the second half the story blissfully unaware of Whiteside's manipulations to break up (then patch up) his relationship with Maggie, nor her heartache at the prospect of Lorraine Sheldon seducing him away from her. Lampshaded by Whiteside in his parting words to him: "Goodbye, Jefferson - you'll never know the trouble you've caused."


Sheridan "Sherry" Whiteside, a cranky, irascible New York author and critic, is conducting a nationwide lecture tour. As a publicity stunt two weeks before Christmas, he is the reluctant dinner guest of prominent Mesalia, Ohio businessman Ernest Stanley and his family. Just as Whiteside is leaving their house, he slips and breaks his hip, forcing him to spend the holidays with the Stanleys while he heals.

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Sheridan "Sherry" Whiteside, a cranky, irascible New York author and critic, is conducting a nationwide lecture tour. As a publicity stunt two weeks before Christmas, he is the reluctant dinner guest of prominent Mesalia, Ohio businessman Ernest Stanley and his family. Just as Whiteside is leaving While climbing the icy steps in front of their house, he slips and breaks his hip, forcing him to spend the holidays with the Stanleys while he heals.

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* FunPersonified: Banjo.


--> "I simply will not sit down at dinner with Midwestern barbarians."

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--> "I simply will not ''not'' sit down at dinner with Midwestern barbarians."



--> '''Whiteside:''' CONFOUND IT, June, when are you going to learn that I am always kind and courteous? Bring this idiot in.

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--> '''Whiteside:''' CONFOUND IT, ''Confound'' it, June, when are you going to learn that I am always kind and courteous? Bring this idiot in.


* FlyoverCountry: Whiteside, the consummate East Coast snob, expresses this opinion. His first line in the movie:

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* FlyoverCountry: Whiteside, the consummate East Coast snob, expresses this opinion.opinion vis-à-vis Mesalia and its denizens. His first line in the movie:

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At one point Whiteside addresses Maggie as "you simpering Creator/{{Sappho}}".

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Sheridan Whiteside. Beverly Carlton is somewhat less ambiguous.


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* OddFriendship: Whiteside and Banjo make for a truly unlikely pair.


TheMovie was released in 1942, starring Monty Woolley as Whiteside, Creator/BetteDavis as Maggie, and Creator/AnnSheridan as Lorraine. Woolley had originated the role on Broadway but was not the studio's first choice, being relatively unknown to film audiences at the time. Creator/JohnBarrymore read for the part, but his severe alcoholism kept him from getting the role (he died not long after). Creator/OrsonWelles and Creator/CharlesLaughton were also interested, but Woolley wound up reprising his role after all.

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TheMovie was released in 1942, directed by William Keighley and starring Monty Woolley as Whiteside, Creator/BetteDavis as Maggie, and Creator/AnnSheridan as Lorraine. Woolley had originated the role on Broadway but was not the studio's first choice, being relatively unknown to film audiences at the time. Creator/JohnBarrymore read for the part, but his severe alcoholism kept him from getting the role (he died not long after). Creator/OrsonWelles and Creator/CharlesLaughton were also interested, but Woolley wound up reprising his role after all.


Sheridan Whiteside, a cranky, irascible New York author and critic, is conducting a nationwide lecture tour. As a publicity stunt two weeks before Christmas, he is the reluctant dinner guest of prominent Mesalia, Ohio businessman Ernest Stanley and his family. Just as Whiteside is leaving their house, he slips and breaks his hip, forcing him to spend the holidays with the Stanleys while he heals.

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Sheridan "Sherry" Whiteside, a cranky, irascible New York author and critic, is conducting a nationwide lecture tour. As a publicity stunt two weeks before Christmas, he is the reluctant dinner guest of prominent Mesalia, Ohio businessman Ernest Stanley and his family. Just as Whiteside is leaving their house, he slips and breaks his hip, forcing him to spend the holidays with the Stanleys while he heals.

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* SophisticatedAsHell: The UsefulNotes/HaysCode version; after Whiteside explains to Banjo what's been going on regarding Maggie, Lorraine, and Bert:
-->'''Banjo:''' Stuck, eh?
-->'''Whiteside:''' In the words of one of our greatest lyric poets, "You said it."

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* OutOfCharacterMoment: PlayedForLaughs - after Whiteside is able to convince Lorraine to come up to Mesalia to break up Maggie's romance, he actually greets Miss Preen pleasantly (albeit in a booming voice) after treating her like crap the rest of the time. Naturally, she's so freaked she immediately runs out of the room.


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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Maggie normally calls Whiteside "Sherry", which demonstrates the bond between them; however, when she warns him not to try anything to break up her relationship with Bert Jefferson, she [[LastNameBasis calls him by his last name]].


Sheridan Whiteside, a cranky, irascible New York author and critic, is conducting a nationwide lecture tour. As a publicity stunt two weeks before Christmas, he is the reluctant dinner guest of prominent Mesalia, Ohio businessman Ernest Stanley and his family. As Whiteside is leaving the house, he slips and breaks his hip, forcing him to spend the holidays with the Stanleys while he heals.

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Sheridan Whiteside, a cranky, irascible New York author and critic, is conducting a nationwide lecture tour. As a publicity stunt two weeks before Christmas, he is the reluctant dinner guest of prominent Mesalia, Ohio businessman Ernest Stanley and his family. As Just as Whiteside is leaving the their house, he slips and breaks his hip, forcing him to spend the holidays with the Stanleys while he heals.

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