Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad

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Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
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Directed by Richard Quine
Produced by Stanley Rubin
Ray Stark
Written by Ian Bernard
Based on Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad (play) 
by Arthur Kopit
Starring Rosalind Russell
Robert Morse
Barbara Harris
Hugh Griffith
Music by Neal Hefti
Cinematography Charles Lawton, Jr.
Geoffrey Unsworth
Edited by Warren Low
David Wages
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s)
  • 1967 (1967)
Running time 86 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2.175 million[1]

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad: A Pseudoclassical Tragifarce in a Bastard French Tradition was the first play written by Arthur L. Kopit. The play opened off-Broadway at the Phoenix Repertory Theatre in New York City in 1962 and moved to the Morosco Theatre for 47 performances on Broadway in 1963. The principal roles were originated on Broadway by Hermione Gingold (Madame Rosepettle), Sam Waterston (Jonathan, her awkward son), Alix Elias (Rosalie, seductive babysitter), and Sandor Szabo (Commodore Roseabove). The director was Jerome Robbins.[2]

The play was turned into a film of the same name in 1967 starring Rosalind Russell, Robert Morse and Barbara Harris and directed by Richard Quine.

In the film version, Barbara Harris reprised her role of Rosalie from the 1962 Off-Broadway version of the play.

Plot[edit]

Described by the author as a "farce in three scenes", the story involves an overbearing mother who travels to a luxury resort in the Caribbean, bringing along her son and her deceased husband, preserved and in his casket.

Cast (film)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dick, Bernard F. "Engulfed: the death of Paramount Pictures and the birth of corporate Hollywood" (p. 105). The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (2001). ISBN 0-8131-2202-3.
  2. ^ Internet Broadway Database listing

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