Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder. So he intends to marry a rich woman and - murder her.

Director:

Elaine May

Writers:

Elaine May, Jack Ritchie (story "The Green Heart")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Walter Matthau ... Henry Graham
Elaine May ... Henrietta Lowell
Jack Weston ... Andy McPherson
George Rose ... Harold
James Coco ... Uncle Harry
Doris Roberts ... Mrs. Traggert
Renée Taylor ... Sharon Hart
William Redfield ... Beckett
Graham Jarvis ... Bo
Jess Osuna ... Frank
David Doyle ... Mel
Fred Stewart ... Mr. von Rensaeller
Mark Gordon Mark Gordon ... John
Rose Arrick Rose Arrick ... Gloria Cunliffe
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Storyline

Henry Graham has a problem: he's spent his entire inheritance, and is completely broke. With no skills, the only option is to make money the old-fashioned way; marry. With a temporary loan to tide him over, Henry's only 6 weeks to find a bride, marry her, and repay the money, or else he must forfeit all his passions Written by Drew from Baltimore

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Romeo and Juliet, Bob and Bing, Ulysses and Grant, George and Martha, Martha and John, Bob and Carol, Ted and Alice, Bob and Alice, Ted and Carol, Bob and Ted, Carol and Alice, Pat and Dick, Julie and David, Byron and His Sister, Bill and Coo, Liz and Eddie, Liz and Mike, Liz and Dick, Dick and Sybil, Eddie and Debbie, Muck and Meyer, Hollywood and Vine, Anthony and Cleopatra, and now Henry & Henrietta... the love couple of the seventies... and the laugh riot of the year. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie was shot 40 days over schedule, and required 10 months of editing. See more »

Quotes

Bo: He was an industrialist or a composer. Something like that.
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Connections

Referenced in Walter Matthau: Diamond in the Rough (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

New Coronation March
(uncredited)
Music by Johnny Mandel
[Played on violin at wedding ceremony]
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A real Gem
24 October 2002 | by tim_dearing-1See all my reviews

One of those films which has no real highlight but which never the less leaves you feeling that you have just really enjoyed the movie. Matthau plays his roll in a way that no other could, making you feel real contempt for his character until at the last fence, he redeems himself completely. Producing and acting in the major supporting role shows the bungling and accident prone Elaine May on top form also. A real forgotten gem that is certainly worth the view.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1971 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A New Leaf See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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