The Matchmaker

  • 1958
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

A long, long time ago, John Oxenford wrote a British farce called "A Day Well Spent." That served as the inspiration for Johann Nestroy, a Viennese playwright who penned a work using the same subject matter. While on a trip to Austria, Thornton Wilder happened to see a revival of Nestroy's play (or so the legend goes, as related by Viennese Otto Preminger,...read more

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The Matchmaker
In this early adaptation of Thornton Wilder's hit Broadway play, we meet matchmaker Dolly Levi (Shirley Booth), who is always good at arranging things (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A long, long time ago, John Oxenford wrote a British farce called "A Day Well Spent." That served as the inspiration for Johann Nestroy, a Viennese playwright who penned a work using the same subject matter. While on a trip to Austria, Thornton Wilder happ… (more)

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