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Mr. North (1988)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 July 1988 (USA)
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Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments. The rumors are magnified by his ... See full summary »

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Mr. Bosworth
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Mrs. Cranston
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Henry Simmons
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Persis Bosworth-Tennyson
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Elspeth Skeel
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Sarah Baily-Lewis
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Doctor McPherson
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Galloper Skeel
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YMCA Clerk
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Mr.Skeel
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Mrs. Skeel
Thomas H. Needham ...
The Judge
Richard Woods ...
Willis
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Mr. North, a stranger to a small, but wealthy, Rhode Island town, quickly has rumors started about him that he has the power to heal people's ailments. The rumors are magnified by his tendency to collect negative charges and give shocks to anyone he touches. In his adventures he befriends an old man who is a shut-in and helps him rediscover the world. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

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22 July 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. North - Liebling der Götter  »

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$1,221,366 (USA)
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Robert Mitchum was cast at short notice as Mr. Bosworth because the original actor cast dropped out due to a serious illness. See more »

Goofs

The Cole Porter song "You Do Something to Me" was prominently featured at the end of the film, including being played and sung by the band at the ball. The film was set in 1926, but Cole Porter did not publish this song until 1929. See more »

Quotes

Theophilus North: Madam, I suggest that you encourage your children to play with matches!
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THOSE MONDAY BLUES
Written, Arranged & Produced by David McHugh
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An Ingenuous Young Man Comes To Newport for the Season
18 October 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Danny Huston, son of legendary director John Huston, directs this adaption of the whimsical Thornton Wilder novel with young Anthony Edwards in the title role. John Huston was to have had a prominent role in this production, but his own mortality caught up with him.

As it was Huston missed a pretty good picture to be in even if was directed by his son. Robert Mitchum took his place as the recluse millionaire kept as such and infirm by his greedy relatives led by daughter Tammy Grimes.

Edwards is the ingenuous young Theophilus North who is a Yale graduate and spending the summer in Newport looking for odd work here and there maybe for a permanent spot with one of the millionaire folks who summer there. He's a scholar without any particular career ambitions, but he has one natural talent although most would consider it a curse. He charges static electricity more than most and gives out some nasty shocks when he touches people.

Through an interesting combination of circumstances, Edwards gets the undeserved and unwanted reputation of a healer. That's the basis of the plot and a lot of the action that follows.

Mitchum does quite well in a role you would not normally consider him for. However I can see how John Huston would have owned this part had he lived to finish it.

Lauren Bacall is also in the film, playing another Newport society swell. It's too bad that she and Mitchum did not have any good scenes together.

Mr. North is an interesting and feel good kind of film. Nice family entertainment as well with an interesting moral about folks who have a vested interest in the status quo.


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