#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Upon the death of wealthy Chicagoan Edward Dennis in the late 1920s, his nine-year-old son Patrick Dennis becomes the ward of their only living relative, Edward’s equally-wealthy New-York-residing sister, Mame Dennis. Edward’s will states that Patrick is to be raised Protestant in a “traditional” manner and that the trustee, Mr. Babcock of the Knickerbocker Bank, will pay Mame for expenses incurred in raising Patrick, but he has the right to refuse to pay if he deems that she’s not honoring the spirit of Edward’s will. Mr. Babcock and Patrick’s longtime nanny, the timid Agnes Gooch, are to ensure that Patrick is raised correctly. Edward included these stipulations in his will knowing that his sister is a flamboyant, freewheeling, eccentric woman who can be considered anything but traditional or conventional. Despite the disruption each provides in the other’s life, Mame and Patrick form a loving, supportive relationship. Mame wants to provide her sense of guidance to Patrick, which means exposing him to a broad spectrum of all that life has to offer. That changes when Mr. Babcock learns what is going on, and the stock market crashes resulting in Mame losing all her money, the events in combination leading to Mr. Babcock enrolling Patrick in boarding school to remove him from Mame’s daily influence. Although not for herself, Mame realizes that she needs money to get Patrick back and support her entire family, which includes Agnes and her faithful butler Ito. She might get a little help from her best friend, Broadway actress Vera Charles, and a southerner she meets named Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside. Over the next several years, Mame’s influence on those around her, including Patrick, is presented, although those relationships are not always smooth sailing, especially as Patrick grows into a man with his own mind.
Plot: Following the death of his father, an orphan is sent to live with his free-spirited aunt.
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Just enough good elements to take it seriously…
…for example, Bea Arthur as Vera Charles has one solo and parts of three duets–she steals the film easily, no contest. Robert Preston has one solo & is part of two other numbers, in limited screen time–he does his best to make Lucy look good in the title song and dance and succeeds. The instrumental music is so loud during Lucy’s numbers it almost drowns her out, along with other cast members who can’t sing.
Now for the bad – Lucy didn’t have the range to sing the title part and shouldn’t have been cast. She ruins her first two songs, then she and the kid cast ruin song number three. From then on she alternates between a very limited tenor range and talk-singing her songs, like Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady (1964). Also, all of the choreography seems slowed down–there is so much blurring of the camera lens one can barely see the pearls Lucy is wearing–they look to be dots. In the end the film just barely avoids disaster and today is considered a bit of a camp classic.
Lucy’s time had past.
I, like most people, have a sentimental spot for Lucille Ball. But unlike my Grandmother that thanks Lucy is fantastic even if she is citing Shakespeare, an unbiased look will tell you that this performance is as poor as a frog trying to play the part of a prince.
Lucille Ball is approaching sixty-five years of age and is withered and smoke stained. The dance scenes are easy but poorly done, the singing canned and the camera is filtered beyond the point of fantasy- all this should make the most frantic fan notice that something is amiss. You must notice that something is just not right about this film. With your ‘Lucy glasses’ removed, it is easy to tell the weak link in this otherwise nice and entertaining story.
Not to say there are not some great moments in this film. Ms Ball and and Bea Arthur have some nice lines and humorous quotes in the movie but it was not enough to save this film from collapsing like a house of cards. There was just too much fake about this film and it should be obvious to all.
This could have been a great movie but now it lies as a testament that all things come to an end. Lucille Ball’s theatrical presents tried to make the applause last just one more curtain call but proved that time is an enemy. Time is an enemy of us all.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 12 min (132 min)
Director Gene Saks
Writer Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee, Jerry Herman
Actors Lucille Ball, Robert Preston, Bea Arthur
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1, 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm