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The World of Henry Orient (1964)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  18 June 1964 (UK)
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A mischievous, adventuresome 14-year-old girl and her best friend begin following an eccentric concert pianist around New York City after she develops a schoolgirl crush on him.

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Stella Dunnworthy
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Isabel Boyd
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Frank Boyd
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Mrs. Avis Gilbert
Bibi Osterwald ...
Erica 'Boothy' Booth
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Marian 'Gil' Gilbert
Tippy Walker ...
Valarie 'Val' Campbell Boyd
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Sidney
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Store Owner
Peter Duchin ...
Joe Daniels
Fred Stewart ...
Doctor
Philippa Bevans ...
Emma Hambler
Jerry Jerrett
Jane Buchanan ...
Lillian Kafritz
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Henry Orient is a madly egocentric and overly amorous avant-garde concert pianist who is hilariously pursued all around New York City by two 14-year-old fans. The girls, Val and Gil chase a harassed Henry all over the city, thwarting his afternoon liaisons with a married woman and leaving utter chaos behind them - until Val's sexually promiscuous mother appears on the scene to put a stop to the girls' shenanigans. Written by alfiehitchie

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Step into the world of Henry Orient...and meet two junior-size misses and one king-size nut!

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Comedy | Drama

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18 June 1964 (UK)  »

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Deux copines, un séducteur  »

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Trivia

The official US entry at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

The balcony audience directly behind the conductor are clearly cardboard cut-outs. See more »

Quotes

Erica 'Boothy' Booth: I know, I went through the same thing with John Barrymore.
Marian Gilbert: Who?
Erica 'Boothy' Booth: What did you say?
Marian Gilbert: This guy you went through it with.
Erica 'Boothy' Booth: You mean you've never heard of John Barrymore?
Marian Gilbert: Nope
Erica 'Boothy' Booth: You've never even heard his name?
Marian Gilbert: Nope
Erica 'Boothy' Booth: Excuse me, it's later than I think.
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Crazy Credits

introducing MERRIE SPAETH as "Gil" TIPPY WALKER as "Val" See more »

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Featured in Casting By (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Henry Orient Concerto
Music by Ken Lauber (as Kenneth Lauber)
Conducted and orchestrated by Ken Lauber (uncredited)
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The Giddy Magic of Girls
8 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When my wife and I sat down to watch this gem we were completely blown away. The manic magic of being a young girl with a dizzy, silly enthusiasm, especially one that is so pretentious on the outside yet deliciously seamy below the surface.

This movie is all about the thrill of finding a true friend and the adventures you have with someone who you look up to and who likes you, too. The movie captures the bright, magical world of New York City at the height of the glorious early 1960s.

If you loved the book "Harriet The Spy" when you were little, you'll find this movie to be a thrilling experience. Peter Sellers doesn't even matter - he's a cipher, a mere metaphor for the grown up world and it's mysteries and shortcomings.


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