Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 26, 1942

The Man Who Came to Dinner (Warner) continues the glorification of that rococo personality, Monty Woolley—known to his friends as "The Beard." As Lecturer Sheridan Whiteside, of George S. Kaufman's and Moss Hart's cutthroat comedy (TMWCTD), Actor Woolley merely transfers to celluloid, for the exquisite benefit of cinemaddicts and posterity, the unexpurgated version of Alexander Woollcott which he played for two years on Broadway. The switch from Broadway to Hollywood is scarcely noticeable.

As almost everyone knows by now, TMWCTD is the tale of a famous crosscountry lecturer who is forced to go...

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