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Release Date: 1951

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
After working-class mother Ellen McNulty (Thelma Ritter) runs into financial troubles, she takes a trip to see her son, Val (John Lund), who is now married to the sophisticated Maggie Carleton (Gene Tierney). Never having met her mother-in-law, Maggie mistakes her Ellen for the newly hired help. Ellen, believing that her son is ashamed of his modest background, pretends that she is indeed a housekeeper. The misunderstandings multiply as she tries to keep her real identity hidden from Maggie.

Cast: Gene Tierney, John Lund, Thelma Ritter, Miriam Hopkins, Jan Sterling, Larry Keating, James Lorimer, Gladys Hurlbut

Director: Mitchell Leisen

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Hotel, Mother, Marriage, Car, Love, Emotional, Charming, 1950s, Transformation, Deception, Husband, Madcap

Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role