G | | Comedy, Romance
When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.
Fredric March was considered for the role of Sheridan Whiteside. Charles Coburn was also considered but refused to make a screen test.
Strange? She's right out of The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Among the celebrity gifts Whiteside receives is a mummy case from the "Khedive of Egypt." There was no Khedive of Egypt after 1914, when the Ottoman Empire joined the German alliance in World War I, and opponent Great Britain seized control of Egypt. The play on which the movie is based debuted in 1939, and references events of that 25-year-later period. It is just possible that the reference is to the last man to hold the title, who retired to Switzerland and died in 1944.