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The World of Henry Orient (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 18 June 1964 (UK)
A mischievous, adventuresome fourteen-year-old girl and her best friend begin following an eccentric concert pianist around New York City after she develops a 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 Jarrett ...
(as 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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You'll Flip for Tippy Walker and Merrie Spaeth See more »

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18 June 1964 (UK)  »

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Deux copines, un séducteur  »

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Among the actresses sought for the roles of "Val" and/or "Gil" were Hayley Mills (whose refusal took over a year), Patty Duke, Sue Lyon, 'Laurel Goodwin', Portland Mason, and dozens of unknowns. See more »

Goofs

When Peter Sellers is rifling through the phone book looking for an airline he comes down to flipping single pages then suddenly flips a bunch of pages and immediately finds the number. See more »

Quotes

Sidney: Don't you understand what I'm trying to tell you, Henry? You're in trouble. If I keep telling them you're at the dentist's, they're going to want to count your teeth.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in One Hour Photo (2002) See more »

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Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
By Sergei Rachmaninoff
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They don't make 'em like this anymore
19 July 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is the first movie I saw as a teenager that adequately captured the feeling of a first crush on an adult. The friendship between Gil and Val is both sweet and enduring, and I only wished I had been so fortunate.

The ensemble cast is superb and the humor is as funny today as it was then. I wish there were more movies like this!


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