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A New Leaf (1971)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  19 July 1971 (Sweden)
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Henry Graham is a man with a problem: he has run through his entire inheritance, and is completely unequipped to provide for himself. His childhood guardian, Uncle Harry (a deliciously ... See full summary »

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Henry Graham is a man with a problem: he has run through his entire inheritance, and is completely unequipped to provide for himself. His childhood guardian, Uncle Harry (a deliciously mean-spirited James Coco), refuses to give him a dime, and Henry, completely unwilling to exercise the only solution he sees--suicide-- devises a plan with the help of his imaginative butler: he can make money the old-fashioned way--he can marry it. With a temporary loan from Uncle Harry to tide him over, Henry has six weeks to find a bride, marry her, and repay the money, or else he must forfeit all his property to his uncle. With only days remaining, Henry meets clumsy, painfully shy heiress Henrietta Lowell (played by director Elaine May). She's the answer to his prayers--if only Henry can overcome the obstacles placed in his path by Uncle Harry, Henrietta's lawyer, and Henry's own reluctance to wed. Written by Drew from Baltimore

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Romeo and Juliet, Bob and Bing, Ulysses and Grant, George and Martha, Martha and John, Bob and Carol, Ted and Alice, Bob and Alice, Ted and Carol, Bob and Ted, Carol and Alice, Pat and Dick, Julie and David, Byron and His Sister, Bill and Coo, Liz and Eddie, Liz and Mike, Liz and Dick, Dick and Sybil, Eddie and Debbie, Muck and Meyer, Hollywood and Vine, Anthony and Cleopatra, and now Henry & Henrietta... the love couple of the seventies... and the laugh riot of the year.

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The running time before Robert Evans at Paramount had the film re-edited was 3 hours, and the actor who played the blackmailer (and whose part was cut from the film) was William Hickey. See more »

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Deserves Cult Status
27 December 2002 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Delightfully wacky, oddball comedy. Elaine May's deliciously inept, awkward, filthy rich botanist character is possibly one of her best roles ever. Walter Matthau is wonderful as a spoiled, superannuated rich kid.

I don't think this film ever got much recognition, but in my estimation it's right up there with some of the best off-beat films ever, like Harold & Maude, King of Hearts, etc.

Now that second-run movie theaters are a thing of the past, perhaps the definition of cult status will be harder to determine; but this film certainly deserves to be there.


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