The Man Who Came to Dinner

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Writers: Moss Hart George S. Kaufman

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The Man Who Came to Dinner, by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, had its premiere at the Music Box Theatre in New York City on October 16, 1939. It ran until 1941, and starred Monty Woolley as Sheridan Whiteside and Edith Atwater as Maggie Cutler, with Carol Goodner as Lorraine Sheldon, John Hoysradt as Beverly Carlton, and David Burns as Banjo. Woolley reprised his leading role in the 1942 feature film, with Bette Davis as Maggie Cutler, Anne Sheridan as Lorraine Sheldon, Reginald Gardiner as Beverly Carlton, and Jimmy Durante as Banjo. Mary Wickes, as Miss Preen, and Ruth Vivian, as Harriet

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