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Holiday Films: The Man Who Came to Dinner

December 2, 2012

Program Locations:

Mid-Manhattan Library
For all ages

Please join us at 2pm on 12/2 for a screening of The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), directed by William Keighley with a run time of 112 minutes.

The Holiday Film Series runs the entire month of December on Sunday starting at 2pm on the 6th floor of the Mid-Manhattan Library.  The screening is free, and all are welcome.  Please keep in mind that this event is first come, first served. 

December 2 at 2pm: The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942, 112 min)

The Man Who Came to Dinner is a 1942 comedy directed by William Keighley.  The screenplay by Julius and Philip G. Epstein is based on a 1939 play of the same title by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman.  During a cross-country lecture tour, notoriously acerbic radio personality Sheridan Whiteside (Monty Woolley) slips on the icy steps of the house of the Stanleys (Grant Mitchell and Billie Burke), a prominent Ohio family, and is forced to recuperate in their home during the Christmas holidays. The overbearing, self-centered celebrity soon comes to dominate the lives of the residents and everyone else who enters the household.