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Something for Everyone (1970)

Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Countess Herthe von Ornstein
Konrad Ludwig
Helmuth Von Ornstein (as Anthony Corlan)
Anneliese Pleschke
Lotte Von Ornstein
Mrs. Pleschke
John Gill ...
Mr. Pleschke
Wolfried Lier ...
Klaus Havenstein ...
Walter Janssen ...
Father Georg
Erik Jelde ...
Bit Part
Despo Diamantidou ...
Bobby (as Despo)
Enzi Fuchs ...
Erland Erlandsen ...
Hans Pössenbacher ...


Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is running the entire household. As he starts affairs with both the countess's son and the daughter of a whealthy businessman, the idea grows to get his two lovers to marry each other and make the house rich again. Written by Chris Abbenhuis <keller@telebyte.nl>

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Compared to them, the MacBeths were just plain folks and the Borgias were a nice Italian family.


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10 April 1975 (Denmark)  »

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The Rook  »

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Renowned theater personality Harold Prince's debut as film director and one of only two theatrical films he has ever directed. See more »


Countess Herthe von Ornstein: I don't like to be left behind. I have no talent for it.
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Referenced in Plaza Suite (1971) See more »


Geh' alte Schau mi net so teppart an
Written by Friedl Szalat, Bert Ull and Ernst Geiger
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Angela at her Best, Michael York at his most interesting
22 September 2002 | by (West Hollywood, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

"Something for Everyone"'s plot has already been described. So, I'll REVIEW it instead. Angela Lansbury wonderfully typlifies the aristocracy that existed at the end of WW II..and someplaces, even today...at least in some people's minds.

York's character, Konrad, is both charming and convincingly conniving doing whatever he has to do to achieve his goal. "Can you sleep with anyone?" , Helmut asks. "If I have to" Konrad answers.

Angela has two specific speeches that leave you breathless...making the dialog pure prose, or if you will, Arias. Her struting, expressions and attitude make the basic point of the film more obvious and comedic.

York is as smilingly disarming as the rouge as Matt Damon was in "Ripley --". Anthony Higgons as Helmut was convincing too. But something must have ended up on the editing floor that would have helped his participation.

Hal Prince's talent direction is wonderful, but either the camera direction or editing is somewhat ordinary at times.

Music theme is by John Kandor (Kandor-Webb who created "New York, New York" and "Cabaret")is fun, memorable and perfect for the film's style time and content. However, I wished Hal Prince had him underscore the film....at times the film is slow and needs some mood music.

"Something for Everyone" is an overseen classic - storywise and performance wise. I had the chance to express my opinion to Angela and she smiled wonderfully at me. York too told me he loved the character and the story and like me, wished the film got more notice.

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