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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
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Mr. North is a charming,sophisticated and wittily performed comedy of manners.
There are no aliens, nor special effects. What there is is a cast of perfection, who performs this tongue in cheek delight flawlessly. Edwards, Bacall, Stanton and the great Robert Mitchum head a cast that has just the right touch for this adaptation of Thornton Wilder's novel.
Newport, Rhode Island is the exquisite setting for this little jewel.
I could not help but wish that the film had been more successful financially, for then we might have availed ourselves of The Further Adventures of Mr. North.
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