Left in Mame’s care when his millionaire father drops dead, young Patrick (Jan Handzlik) is quickly indoctrinated into his aunt’s philosophy that “Life is a banquet—and some poor suckers are starving to death.”
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Fish Berry Jam served in a crystal Buddha. The oriental sandman puts Vera to bed in her best Chanel. Damn Stinkin’ Halo. Fish Family after Yogurt Time. Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside. Peckerwood Plantation. Side Saddle. Bronze deities from Siam. Top Drawer. Designs by Yul Ullu. Pickled Rattlesnake. A smorgasbord of humor and heart. Rosalind Russell’s performance is sheer perfection.
This is marvelous. The sets and costumes are absolutely lush and inventive, a beauty to behold and work beautifully with the great cinematography. It might be a little too stagey, but the graceful coreography of the acting along with the rest of technical and creative efforts pay off in a big, enjoyable way.
And then there's Rossalind Russell, such a joyful, warm presence to behold. Masterful performance.