Rosie puts on a show for the judge to prove that she is not as insane as her daughters would have him believe. She also fakes a faint to get her daughters to admit that they really do love her, something she has recently begun to doubt herself. Leslie Nielsen costars as Edith's conniving husband, Cabot.
Okay. So, I'm a sap for melodrama! So what?! But I really liked "Rosie!" (1967). It was cute and touching. Based on the play "A Very Rich Woman" by Ruth Gordon, Rosalind played Rosie Lord, an eccentric widow who could easily have been related to Auntie Mame. But this time out, she has two greedy daughters (Audrey Meadows and Vanessa Brown) who've never worked a day in their lives who decide that mama is spending a little too much of their money. Therefore, the best thing for the whole family is for them to have her declared incompetent before she spends it all! But Rosie's beloved granddaughter (Sandra Dee) overhears their plans and, with the help of Rosie's attorney and friend (Brian Aherne) and his young associate (James Farentino), rescues her grandmother from the Vista Rest Home and her daughters' unforgivable machinations.
As Rosalind was good friends with Frank Sinatra, trivia buffs will find amusing the fact that the name of Rosie's husband is the same as that of the rich patriarch in "High Society" [Seth Lord] which starred Mr. Sinatra. At least I did! Both families were extremely rich and had two daughters.