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Travels with My Aunt (1972)

At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling meets his Aunt Augusta, an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings who pulls him along on a whirlwind adventure as she ... 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 Bertram
Alec McCowen ... Henry Pulling
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Wordsworth (as Lou Gossett)
Robert Stephens ... Ercole Visconti
Cindy Williams ... Tooley
Robert Flemyng ... Crowder
José Luis López Vázquez ... Achille Dambreuse (as Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez)
Raymond Gérôme Raymond Gérôme ... Mario (as Raymond Gerome)
Daniel Emilfork ... Colonel 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 meets his Aunt Augusta, 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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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

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

22 February 1973 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Viagens com a Minha Tia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Source novel author Graham Greene said that he hated the movie, though he admitted that he walked out after five minutes. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Frasier: Travels with Martin (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

The Church's One Foundation
(uncredited)
Music by Samuel S. Wesley
Words by Samuel J. Stone
Performed by Maggie Smith and funeral mourners
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Lots of style, hidden substance
7 July 2006 | by HallmarkMovieBuffSee all my reviews

Graham Greene's novels can be so subtle as to tend toward the obscure. It's no wonder, then, that "Travels" translated to film tends to meander a bit. Greene himself admitted that he wasn't really sure where Henry and Aunt Augusta were going to land next.

The travels here are of two types -- physical, across Europe, and temporal, as Augusta reminisces. One breaks up the other, while still advancing the plot, such as it is, although at times it seems to disappear.

The chief enjoyments here are the travels of the physical kind -- the varied scenery, the sumptuous architectures, the brilliant photography, the geographically-appropriate costumes.

The acting isn't bad, either. One can but wish they'd had more to work with.


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