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Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad (Paramount 1967, Rosalind Russell)



Offbeat black comedy with Russell as Mme. Rosepettle, the domineering mom who leads her dead husband (stuffed and in a casket), their bizarre 25-year-old ‘baby,’ and his oversexed nanny on a vacation in the Caribbean. Weird fun, based on Arthur L. Kopit’s stage play.

production details
USA | Paramount | 86 minutes | 1967

Directors: Alexander Mackendrick, Richard Quine
Producers: Stanley Rubin, Ray Stark
Director of Photography: Geoffrey Unsworth
Editing: Warren Low, David Wages
Music: Neal Hefti
Script: Herbert Baker, Ian Bernard, Pat McCormick
Art Direction: Philip M. Jefferies

Hugh Griffith as Commodore Roseabove
Barbara Harris as Rosalie
Rosalind Russell as Madame Rosepettle
Robert Morse as Jonathan
Jonathan Winters as Dad (Narrator)
Hiram Sherman as Breckenduff