The Man Who Came To Dinner
One of Morrissey's favourite films - via Portrait Of The Artist As A Consumer - NME (September 17, 1983).
Also contains the lines that were potentially a lyrical influence for Cemetry Gates:
"All those people, all those lives, where are they now ? Here was a woman who once lived and loved, full of the same passions, fears, jealousies, hates. And what remains of it now ... I want to cry."
The character name in this film: "Sheridan Whiteside" was use by Morrissey as an early pen name (pre-Smiths) and features three times as a vinyl matrix message on:
- "MURDER AT THE WOOL HALL" (x) STARRING SHERIDAN WHITESIDE on I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
- "THE RETURN OF THE SUBMISSIVE SOCIETY" (x) STARRING SHERIDAN WHITESIDE on Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me A-side
- "THE BIZARRE ORIENTAL VIBRATING PALM DEATH" (x) STARRING SHERIDAN WHITESIDE on Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me B-side
The Man Who Came to Dinner is a 1942 American screwball comedy film directed by William Keighley, and starring Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan and, as the titular character, Monty Woolley. The screenplay by Julius and Philip G. Epstein is based on the 1939 play The Man Who Came to Dinner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. The supporting cast features Jimmy Durante and Billie Burke.