The Mating Season
First screened in September 2012
Director: Mitchell Leisen. Cast: John Lund, Gene Tierney, Thelma Ritter, Miriam Hopkins, Larry Keating, James Lorimer, Jan Sterling, Cora Witherspoon, Malcolm Keen,
Gladys Hurlbut, Ellen Corby, Billie Bird, Grayce Hampton, Samuel Colt. Screenplay: Charles Brackett & Walter Reisch & Richard L. Breen (based on the play Maggie by Caesar Dunn). Twitter Capsule:
Mitchell Leisen adept as ever at maintaining light comic tone. Tierney, Ritter charming. Still, avowedly minor.
As engaging as it is in the moment, not much sticks in the memory. Without Ritter and her Oscar nod, its reputation would be even slimmer.