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.

VOR:   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.

Photo © 1951 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Thelma Ritter

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Thelma Ritter

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival: Best Comedy

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