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Travels with My Aunt (1972)

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At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling (Alec McCowen) meets his Aunt Augusta Bertram (Dame Maggie Smith), an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings who pulls him ... See full summary »

Director:

George Cukor

Writers:

Jay Presson Allen (screenplay), Hugh Wheeler (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Smith ... Aunt Augusta
Alec McCowen ... Henry
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Wordsworth (as Lou Gossett)
Robert Stephens ... Visconti
Cindy Williams ... Tooley
Robert Flemyng ... Crowder
José Luis López Vázquez ... Dambreuse (as Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez)
Raymond Gérôme Raymond Gérôme ... Mario (as Raymond Gerome)
Daniel Emilfork ... Hakim
Corinne Marchand ... Louise
John Hamill ... Crowder's Man
David Swift ... Detective
Bernard Holley ... Bobby
Valerie White Valerie White ... Madame Dambreuse
Antonio Pica ... Elegant Man
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Storyline

At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling (Alec McCowen) meets his Aunt Augusta Bertram (Dame Maggie Smith), an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings who pulls him along on a whirlwind adventure as she attempts to rescue an old lover. Written by Kathy Li

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Taglines:

The story of a Fabulous Dame who brought Style, Class, Grace and Beauty to Smuggling, Hustling, Gambling and Swindling

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Adventure | Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

22 February 1973 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Joy Bang auditioned for the role of Tooley (Cindy Williams) by reading for Katharine Hepburn, but lost the part when Hepburn left the project. Cybill Shepherd also read for the role, but was told by Director George Cukor that "she couldn't play comedy" after the audition. See more »

Goofs

In the bar, the two women dressed in red and black are at the bar, then at a table, then back at the bar, all in a matter of seconds. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Augusta: It's the best way to win a woman, Harry, to make her laugh.
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Crazy Credits

The painting of Augusta seen behind the opening credits winks to the audience as the credits end. See more »


Soundtracks

Serenade of Love
Lyrics by Jackie Trent
Music by Tony Hatch
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Travels with My Aunt
18 February 2000 | by Smalling-2See all my reviews

A boring bachelor meets his life-loving, eccentric aunt at her mother's funeral, who involves him to various misadventures.

Glossily packaged and ambitious, but rather disappointingly misguided screen transfer of an irresistible semi-classic novel. Meticulous attention to surface style and a gorgeous acting tour-de-force from McCowen, but a fatal lack of inventive characterisation, too much empty talk, with no real passions.


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