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Travels with My Aunt (1972)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  26 April 1973 (France)
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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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Henry Pulling
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Zachary nicknamed 'Wordsworth' (as Lou Gossett)
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Ercole Visconti
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Tooley
Robert Flemyng ...
Crowder
José Luis López Vázquez ...
Achille Dambreuse
Raymond Gérôme ...
Mario
Daniel Emilfork ...
Colonel Hakim
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Louise
John Hamill ...
Crowder's Man
David Swift ...
Police inspector John Sparrow
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Bobby
Valerie White ...
Mme Dambreuse
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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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Joy Bang auditioned for the role of Tooley (the part played by Cindy Williams) by reading for Katharine Hepburn but lost the part when Hepburn left the project. Cybill Shepherd also read for the role but was told by director George Cukor that 'she couldn't play comedy' after the audition. See more »

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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 »

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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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Referenced in Taxi: Travels with My Dad (1982) See more »

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Serenade of Love
Lyrics by Jackie Trent
Music by Tony Hatch
Performed by Petula Clark
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An Unforgivably Bad Adaptation of a Great Book
21 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm fine with filmmakers adapting books to the screen and doing what they need to do to make the source material cinematic. But I'm always mystified by filmmakers who adapt a book to the screen and change so much that it's nearly a completely different story. I wonder why they wanted to adapt the book in the first place if they felt that so much of it was inadequate.

This is a terrible adaptation of the wonderful Graham Greene novel, that even a dynamic performance from Maggie Smith in the title role cannot save. George Cukor directs this film like it's a relic from a different decade. Yes, the main character is stodgy and stuffy but that doesn't mean the movie has to be. And by the time the ending has rolled around, all vestiges of the source material have vanished completely, an unforgivable crime in my opinion when working with an author as great as Greene.

Grade: D


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