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The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

G
112 min | Comedy, Romance

When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.
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Writers
Julius J. Epstein (screen play) | Philip G. Epstein (screen play) | George S. Kaufman (from the stage play by) | Moss Hart (from the stage play by)
Composer
Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Cinematographer
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Release date
Jan 24, 1942 (United States)

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48 cast members
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Bette Davis
Maggie Cutler Maggie Cutler   See fewer
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Ann Sheridan
Lorraine Sheldon Lorraine Sheldon   See fewer
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Monty Woolley
Sheridan Whiteside Sheridan Whiteside   See fewer
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Richard Travis
Bert Jefferson Bert Jefferson   See fewer
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Billie Burke
Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley aka Daisy Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley aka Daisy   See fewer
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Reginald Gardiner
Beverly Carlton Beverly Carlton   See fewer
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Elisabeth Fraser
June Stanley June Stanley   See fewer
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Grant Mitchell
Mr. Ernest W. Stanley Mr. Ernest W. Stanley   See fewer
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George Barbier
Dr. Bradley Dr. Bradley   See fewer
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Mary Wickes
Miss Preen Miss Preen   See fewer
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Russell Arms
Richard Stanley Richard Stanley   See fewer
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Ruth Vivian
Harriet Stanley Harriet Stanley   See fewer
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Nanette Vallon
Cosette Cosette   See fewer
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John Ridgely
Radio Man Radio Man   See fewer
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Ernie Adams
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Leah Baird
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Leslie Brooks
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Gertrude Carr
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Georgia Carroll
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Spencer Chan
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Eddy Chandler
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Dudley Dickerson
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Peggy Diggins
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Roland Drew
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Bess Flowers
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Inez Gay
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Sol Gorss
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Herbert Gunn
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Ralph Peters
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Cliff Saum
Joe (uncredited) Joe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alix Talton
Chorine (uncredited) Chorine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kam Tong
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Billy Wayne
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Lottie Williams
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Florence Wix
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Beal Wong
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7.6 / 10 | 6,165 votes