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The Mating Season Details

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A pair of top 20th Century Fox contractees were loaned to Paramount as stars of The Mating Season. Gene Tierney plays globe-trotting socialite Maggie Carleton, while Thelma Ritter is cast as Ellen McNulty, the hash-slinging mother of Maggie's husband, Val (John Lund). Perceiving that her son is embarrassed by his lower-class origins, Ellen poses as a maid when she attends Maggie and Val's wedding reception. Even after Val expresses displeasure at this deception, Ellen refuses to reveal her true identity, leading to a series of funny and poignant consequences. Miriam Hopkins co-stars as Ellen's blue-blooded mother, whose third-act arrival heralds the film's inevitable "moment of truth." Rest assured, The Mating Season is never dull. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:January 12, 1951

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Thelma Ritter Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1951 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thelma Ritter Best Supporting Actress 1951 Nominee

Cast

Gene Tierney
as Maggie Carleton
John Lund
as Val McNulty
Miriam Hopkins
as Fran Carleton
Thelma Ritter
as Ellen McNulty
Jan Sterling
as Betsy
Larry Keating
as Mr. Kallinger, Sr.
Gladys Hurlbut
as Mrs. Conger
Cora Witherspoon
as Mrs. Williamson
Malcolm Keen
as Mr. Williamson
Ellen Corby
as Annie
Billie Bird
as Mugsy
Grayce Hampton
as Mrs. Fahnstock
William Fawcett
as Mr. Tuttle
Carol Coombs
as Susie
Franklin Farnum
Jimmy Hunt
as Boy
Bob Kortman
as Janitor
Gilda Oliva
as Telephone Girl
Tito Vuolo
as Industrialist
Bill Welsh
as Mr. Paget
Beth Hartman
as Receptionist
Tex Brodus
Gordon Arnold
as Usher
Sam Ash
as Board member
Bess Flowers
as Wedding guest
Stapleton Kent
as Dr. Chorley
Jack Richardson
as Board member
Bess Flowers
as Wedding guest
Jack Richardson
as Board member
Stapleton Kent
as Dr. Chorley
Tito Vuolo
as Industrialist
Sam Ash
as Board member
Bill Welsh
as Mr. Paget
Gilda Oliva
as Telephone Girl
Beth Hartman
as Receptionist
Bob Kortman
as Janitor
Gordon Arnold
as Usher
Jimmy Hunt
as Boy

Crew

Mitchell Leisen
Director
Charles Brackett
Producer
Charles Brackett
Screenwriter
Walter Reisch
Screenwriter
Charles B. Lang
Cinematographer
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Roland Anderson
Art Director
Oleg Cassini
Costume Designer
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