Better Late Than Never (1983)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  15 April 1983 (USA)
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Two men show up claiming to be the grandfather of a child heiress.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Cartland
Charley Dunbar
Miss Anderson
Bertie Hargreaves
Kimberley Partridge ...
George Hilsdon ...
Claude Coppola ...
Marie Marczack ...
John Rico ...
Club Manager
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
Jacqueline Doyen ...
Head Nurse
Patrick Le Barz ...
Hotel Receptionist (as Patrick Lebarz)
Marco Martinozzi ...
Hotel Receptionist


Two men show up claiming to be the grandfather of a child heiress.

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15 April 1983 (USA)  »

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Whose Little Girl Are You?  »

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The movie starred three Academy Award winning actors. David Niven had won the Best Actor Oscar for 1958's _Separate Tables_, Art Carney had won the Best Actor Oscar for 1974's _Harry and Tonto_ whilst 'Maggie Smith' had won the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Oscars for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) and California Suite (1978) respectively. See more »


Lyrics by Al Jarreau
Music by Henry Mancini
Sung by Al Jarreau
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A very nice film from the 1980's
24 May 2010 | by (Long Island, New york) – See all my reviews

This film barely if ever turns up on TV. It has never been given a DVD release, but it was released on Key Video in 1984 on VHS. David Niven and Art Carney are great to see in this film. Lionel Jeffries is quit funny as Hargreves the somewhat absent minded attorney. Maggie Smith turns in a nice performance as the governess. The film was directed by Bryan Forbes, who made such wonderful films in the 1960's like the Wrong Box, and the L shaped Room. The film was produced by David Niven Jr. I remember seeing David Niven on the Merv Griffen Show talking about working with his son as producer. The photography of Niece is absolutely beautiful. I hope to see this film get the DVD release it deserves. ****

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