Henry Graham is a man with a problem: he has run through his entire inheritance, and is completely unequipped to provide for himself. His childhood guardian, Uncle Harry (a deliciously mean-spirited James Coco), refuses to give him a dime, and Henry, completely unwilling to exercise the only solution he sees--suicide-- devises a plan with the help of his imaginative butler: he can make money the old-fashioned way--he can marry it. With a temporary loan from Uncle Harry to tide him over, Henry has six weeks to find a bride, marry her, and repay the money, or else he must forfeit all his property to his uncle. With only days remaining, Henry meets clumsy, painfully shy heiress Henrietta Lowell (played by director Elaine May). She's the answer to his prayers--if only Henry can overcome the obstacles placed in his path by Uncle Harry, Henrietta's lawyer, and Henry's own reluctance to wed.
Drew from Baltimore
"Do you take this woman?" "Yes, for everything she's got."
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[Henrietta has clumsily spilled tea on Gloria's carpet several times
Henrietta, is this some kind of a joke? Because if it is, I do not find it amusing. If your nerves are not steady enough to hold a cup and saucer in your hand, then you should not be drinking tea. Once - yes, but twice in a row...
[Deliberately dumping his tea on Gloria's carpet
Madam... there you are, madam. Take your damn carpet to the cleaners, and send the bill to me. There you are. Come, Miss Lowell, I'm taking you home. ...
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New Coronation March
Music by Johnny Mandel
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