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Director:
Writer:
Colin Higgins (written by)
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Release Date:
20 December 1971 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They will defy everything you've ever seen or heard about screen lovers! [Video] See more »
Plot:
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Death, Love and Life See more (293 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ruth Gordon ... Maude

Bud Cort ... Harold
Vivian Pickles ... Mrs. Chasen

Cyril Cusack ... Glaucus

Charles Tyner ... Uncle Victor

Ellen Geer ... Sunshine Doré

Eric Christmas ... Priest
G. Wood ... Psychiatrist
Judy Engles ... Candy Gulf
Shari Summers ... Edith Phern

Tom Skerritt ... Motorcycle Officer (as M. Borman)
Susan Madigan ... Girlfriend
Ray K. Goman ... Police Officer (as Ray Goman)
Gordon Devol ... Police Officer (as Gordon DeVol)
Harvey Brumfield ... Police Officer
Henry Dieckoff ... Butler
Philip Schultz ... Doctor
Sonia Sorel ... Head Nurse (as Sonia Sorrell)
Margot Jones ... Student Nurse
Barry Higgins ... Intern
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Hal Ashby ... Bearded Man Watching Model Train (uncredited)
Michael L. Davis ... Policeman (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Marjorie Eaton ... Madame Arouet (uncredited)

William Lucking ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jerry Randall ... (uncredited)
Cat Stevens ... Man in Front of Maude at Funeral (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

Directed by
Hal Ashby 
 
Writing credits
Colin Higgins (written by)

Produced by
Colin Higgins .... producer
Mildred Lewis .... executive producer
Charles Mulvehill .... producer (as Charles B. Mulvehill)
 
Cinematography by
John A. Alonzo (director of photography) (as John Alonzo)
 
Film Editing by
William A. Sawyer (film editor)
Edward Warschilka (film editor)
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Michael D. Haller  (as Michael Haller)
 
Costume Design by
William Ware Theiss  (as William Theiss)
 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist
Bob Stein .... make up
Rebecca White .... hairdresser (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Wesley J. McAfee .... unit production manager (as Wes McAfee)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael J. Dmytryk .... first assistant director (as Michael Dmytryk)
Robert Enrietto .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
James Cane .... set dresser
Eugene Booth .... props (uncredited)
Stephen R. Ferry .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Portman .... re-recordist
William Randall .... sound
James Richard .... sound editor (as James A. Richards)
Frank E. Warner .... sound editor (as Frank Warner)
Charles Randall .... boom man (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
A.D. Flowers .... special effects
Paul J. Lombardi .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Pamela Bebermeyer .... stunt double (as Pam Bebermeyer)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt co-ordinator (as Joe Hooker)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt double (as Joe Hooker)
Jerry Randall .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Hart .... gaffer
Joe R. Marquette Jr. .... camera operator (as Joe Marquette Jr.)
Charles Record .... head grip
Jack Geraghty .... still photographer (uncredited)
Randy Glass .... best boy (uncredited)
King Nicholson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Elias Safar .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Larry Whitehead .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ann Brebner .... casting: S.F. (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrea E. Weaver .... wardrobe supervisor (as Andrea Weaver)
Rosa Lazar .... costume fitter (uncredited)
Kirk Templeman .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Sam Gemette .... editorial apprentice
Don Zimmerman .... editorial apprentice
Jack Davies .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ken Johnson .... music editor
Paul Samwell-Smith .... recording supervised by
Cat Stevens .... composer: songs
Cat Stevens .... performer: songs
 
Transportation Department
Charles Bricker .... driver (uncredited)
James D. Brubaker .... driver (uncredited)
Gene Clinesmith .... driver captain (uncredited)
Dale Henry .... driver (uncredited)
Allen Pettigrew .... driver (uncredited)
Craig Pinkard .... driver (uncredited)
Dalibos Raos .... driver (uncredited)
Ray Tostado .... driver (uncredited)
Gerald Vers .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pablo Ferro .... titles
Steven J. Silver .... production associate (as Steve Silver)
Jeff Wexler .... production assistant
R. Alberts .... craft service (uncredited)
Julie Dressler .... production secretary (uncredited)
Jan Haag .... intern (uncredited)
Boone Lodge .... stand-in (uncredited)
Susan Madigan .... stand-in (uncredited)
Arnold H. Orgolini .... auditor (uncredited)
Julie Pitkanen .... script continuity (uncredited)
Bill Shur .... projectionist (uncredited)
Barbara Ulrich .... secretary to director (uncredited)
Arthur Wilde .... publicist (uncredited)
Sheila Woodland .... production secretary (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
91 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14A | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (2013) | South Korea:18 (2005) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG | USA:TV-14 (TV rating) | USA:GP (original rating) | West Germany:12 (f) (re-rating) | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating)

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Trivia:
Cat Stevens appears in a brief, uncredited role during Ruth Gordon's second appearance in the film. He is the bearded gentleman wearing a hat at and a full coat at a graveside service. His profile can be seen a few times as he looks at displeasure at Ruth Gordon trying to grab Burt Cort's attention during the service.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Maude pulls the banjo out of a cabinet, you see the reflection of crew and lights.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Mrs. Chasen:[after spotting Harold hanging from a noose in the living room] I suppose you think that's very funny, Harold... Oh, dinner at eight, Harold. And do try and be a little more vivacious.
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Soundtrack:
Don't Be ShySee more »

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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Death, Love and Life, 19 March 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The self-destructive and needy wealthy teenager Harold (Bud Cort) is obsessed by death and spends his leisure time attending funerals, watching demolishing of buildings, visiting junkyards, simulating suicides trying to get attention of his indifferent, snobbish and egocentric mother and having sessions with his psychologist. When Harold meets the anarchist seventy nine year-old Maude (Ruth Gordon) at a funeral, they become friends and the old lady discloses others perspectives of the cycle of life for him. Meanwhile his mother enlists him in a dating service and tries to force Harold to join the army. On the day of the eightieth anniversary of Maude, Harold proposes her but he finds the truth about the end of the cycle of life.

The cult "Harold and Maude" was a huge success in Brazil for people of my generation with a refreshing and funny exposition of themes like death, love and life through the friendship and love of a teenager and a septuagenarian woman. The complex Harold is a young man that needs the attention of his indifferent mother. He found in his childhood the only moment that she really seemed to be worried about him after a serious accident in school and he uses to fake suicides trying to have the same attention back. Maude is an anarchist old woman not attached to material stuff like properties or collections that steals cars for self-locomotion. Along a few days, Maude gives a lesson of life to Harold, changing his behavior and feelings forever. The performances of Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort in this weird love story are unforgettable and the soundtrack with Cat Steven's songs is another plus. Unfortunately "Harold and Maude" has been forgotten in Brazil by the distributors and neither the VHS nor the DVD has been released in my country; I just have a tape recorded from the cable TV. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Ensina-me a Viver" ("Teach me to Live")

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