Tuesday, December 30, 2014
FORGOTTEN MOVIES: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
From 1942 and based on the play, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, this one has a large cast led by Monty Woolery, Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan. I have seen the stage play and the movie is basically the same one-set affair. A world-renowned critic finds himself laid up at a stranger's house, takes over, and comes to like his situation a little too much. For some reason, I didn't find this as charming as I remembered and thought Bette Davis was wasted although Ann extracted what she could from her role. Maybe I was just too grinchy to enjoy it.