Production info

The Man Who Came to Dinner
USA, 1942

Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan and Monty Woolley
Directed by William Keighley


A small, but pivotal scene in this comedy movie involves an Egyptian mummy case, where a rival actress for an important role is tricked into standing in the mummy case, which is then quickly closed and shipped off. Based on a 1939 play of the same title by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, which enjoyed several popular runs in Broadway theaters in the 1940s, and was even revived in 1980 and 2000.

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