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Something for Everyone (1970)

Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is ... See full summary »

Director:

Harold Prince

Writers:

Harry Kressing (novel), Hugh Wheeler
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Lansbury ... Countess Herthe von Ornstein
Michael York ... Konrad Ludwig
Anthony Higgins ... Helmuth Von Ornstein (as Anthony Corlan)
Heidelinde Weis ... Anneliese Pleschke
Jane Carr ... Lotte Von Ornstein
Eva Maria Meineke ... Mrs. Pleschke
John Gill John Gill ... Mr. Pleschke
Wolfried Lier ... Klaus
Klaus Havenstein Klaus Havenstein ... Rudolph
Walter Janssen ... Father Georg
Erik Jelde Erik Jelde ... Bit Part
Despo Diamantidou ... Bobby (as Despo)
Enzi Fuchs Enzi Fuchs ... Waitress
Erland Erlandsen Erland Erlandsen ... Schoenfeld
Hans Pössenbacher Hans Pössenbacher ... Carl
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Storyline

Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is running the entire household. As he starts affairs with both the countess's son and the daughter of a whealthy businessman, the idea grows to get his two lovers to marry each other and make the house rich again. Written by Chris Abbenhuis <keller@telebyte.nl>

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...the basic black comedy See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rook See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinema Center Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Renowned theater personality Harold Prince's debut as film director and one of only two theatrical films he has ever directed. See more »

Quotes

Lotte Von Ornstein: There's nothing like a piece of pre-breakfast chocolate cake!
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Connections

Referenced in Plaza Suite (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Weil du so sch
on tanzen kannst"
Written by Hans Otter
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My #1 Guilty Pleasure Movie of All Time
19 May 2006 | by roedygSee all my reviews

This movie tickled me to the bone.

I can laugh decades later just thinking about Angela Lansbury greedily but daintily scarfing down strawberries.

Michael York is infinitely sexy and sinister at the same time. Just the memory of his performance gives me goosebumps.

Everyone in the cast is such a juicy distinctive being and such fun to watch.

It seems funny ranking this movie up there with Citizen Kane as one of the greatest movies of all time, but in terms of sheer enjoyment, for me, it ties with Cabaret (another Michael York movie) as #1.


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