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Travels with My Aunt (1972)

At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling meets his Aunt Augusta, an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings who pulls him along on a whirlwind adventure as she ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Pulling
Wordsworth (as Lou Gossett)
Ercole Visconti
Robert Flemyng ...
Achille Dambreuse (as Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez)
Raymond Gérôme ...
Mario (as Raymond Gerome)
Daniel Emilfork ...
Colonel Hakim
Crowder's Man
David Swift ...
Valerie White ...
Madame Dambreuse


At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling meets his Aunt Augusta, an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings who pulls him along on a whirlwind adventure as she attempts to rescue an old lover. Written by Kathy Li

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Adventure | Comedy


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25 March 1973 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Viagens com a Minha Tia  »

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Did You Know?


Louis Gossett, Jr., on working with Cukor on "Travels with My Aunt": "The consummate director and a filmmaking genius. He kept shooting until he got it right. He knew when to say something to you, and he knew when to leave you alone. He was always one step ahead of everyone." See more »


In the bar, the two women dressed in red and black are at the bar, then at a table, then back at the bar, all in a matter of seconds. See more »


Aunt Augusta: Steward! More champagne.
Steward: But we're just about to land.
Aunt Augusta: Then you'll have to hurry, won't you?
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Crazy Credits

The painting of Augusta seen behind the opening credits winks to the audience as the credits end. See more »


Referenced in NYPD Blue: Travels with Andy (1995) See more »


Serenade of Love
Lyrics by Jackie Trent
Music by Tony Hatch
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Just misses the mark....
22 September 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was disappointed in this as so much is just great.

Cindy Williams is terrific as a hippy-dippy train passenger. Alec McCowan is wonderful as the bewildered strait-laced nephew who gradually allows himself to cut loose from his narrowly defined life. It was great to hear and see a much different Lou Gossett, with outrageous robes and an odd African accent that works in this. The location shooting was beautifully done, particularly in Paris.

Maggie Smith's performance (and I am a fan of Maggie's) was just too loud, too dramatic, just way too over the top, so that when her sad side emerged, it came across as equally phony. Her makeup as a very much older woman is flawless and when she played her younger self, it was a much more controlled performance.

I think Maggie could have used better direction here. A great story that at some time needs to be filmed again. Alec Mc Cowan's performance makes it highly watchable. He gets is just right.

I gave it a 7 out of 10.

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