Thursday, December 19, 2013
Come To My Room In A Half Hour And Bring Some Rye Bread
THC doesn't know about you, but that line still works for me. Jimmy Durante in The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942) from the play by George S Kaufman and Moss Hart. Monty Woolley plays Mr Whiteside and Mary Wickes is Nurse Preen; watch how well she plays her reaction to Durante and catch the little skid she executes during her exit. After appearing on Broadway in the play, this was her first film role. She went on to appear in hundreds of movies and TV shows over the next 50 years.