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.
|贝蒂·戴维斯 (Bette Davis)||饰||Maggie Cutler|
|安·谢里登 (Ann Sheridan)||饰||Lorraine Sheldon|
|蒙蒂·伍利 (Monty Woolley)||饰||Sheridan Whiteside|
|Richard Travis||饰||Bert Jefferson|
|吉米·杜兰特 (Jimmy Durante)||饰||Banjo|
- 声音混合： Mono (RCA Sound System)
- 纵横比：1.37 : 1
|出品公司||华纳兄弟公司 (presents) (A Warner Bros.-First National Picture) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.)|
|发行公司||RCA (CED VideoDisc) (Video) (United States)|
|Associated Artists Productions (AAP) (1956) (TV) (United States)|
|Chapel Distribution (new 35mm print) (1997) (Theatrical) (Australia)|
|Turner Entertainment (1990) (TV) (United States)|
|米高梅联美家庭娱乐 (LaserDisc) (1993) (Video) (United States)|
|联美电影公司 (re-release) (1969) (Theatrical) (United States)|
|华纳兄弟公司 (1942) (Theatrical) (United States)|
- 贝蒂·戴维斯 desperately wanted 约翰·巴里摩尔 to play Whiteside, but he couldn't remember his lines due to his alcoholism. Davis always said later that she'd rather have acted with Barrymore reading from cue cards than with anyone else.
- The authors asked Alexander Woollcott if he would like to play the part of Whiteside when the play opened on Broadway. He declined. The authors then approached 蒙蒂·伍利, who at that time was a professor at Yale. They wrote him "would it amuse you to play the part of Whiteside?" to which Woolley replied "it would amuse everyone."
- 莫斯·哈特 and 乔治, authors of the play from which this film was adapted, were good friends with Alexander Woollcott, a famous critic, radio personality, and lecturer at the time. Woollcott requested that they write a play FOR him, but they never came up with a plot. One day Woollcott came to visit Hart unexpectedly and turned his house upside down, taking over the master bedroom, ordering Hart's staff around and making a general nuisance of himself. When Hart told Kaufman of the visit, he asked, "Imagine what would have happened if he broke his leg and had to stay?" They looked at each other and knew they had a play.