LUCY'S MOVIE GUIDE
(featuring Lucille Ball as Mame Dennis)
Lucille Ball stars in this film version of the hit Jerry Herman Broadway musical, which featured an electrifying performance by Angela Lansbury.
As Patrick Dennis's plucky and resilient Auntie Mame, she rehashes the plot from Dennis's novel and the previous non-musical Rosalind Russell film. During the Depression era 1930s, she enrolls her nephew into a liberal private school, tries a turn in show business (with the help of her friend Vera (Beatrice Arthur), and marries a well-to-do Southern planter (Robert Preston).
After her husband's death, Mame concerns herself with her now grown-up nephew, his girlfriend, and the girlfriend's intolerant parents.
Special Notes: Even though she'd created the character on stage and had won a Tony award for her performance in the Broadway production in 1966, Angela Lansbury was passed over for the role of Mame.