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 ...
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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
The BEA aircraft taking Aunt Augusta (Dame Maggie Smith) and Henry (Alec McCowen) to Paris, registration G-AWZD, is a Hawker-Siddley HS-121 Trident, built in 1971. Only one hundred seventeen were built between 1962 and when production ended in 1978. This particular airplane remained in service with British Airways until July, 1985, when is was sold to an air cargo charter service in the Congo (Zaire), and was scrapped in 1989. See more »
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 »
Shaggy-dog story has moments of humor but not enough heart...
Maggie Smith is questionably cast as a wacky British eccentric, enlisting the aid of her uptight "nephew" (the terrific Alec McGowen) to help her out of a complicated blackmail scheme. Lumbering comedy-drama adapted from a Graham Greene novel is heavily padded with pinched, salty wit and lots of gossipy chit-cat and theatrical flair. It can't compensate for a lack of substance in the story, nor that Smith is too smart of an actress to be completely convincing as this merry madcap. George Cukor directed, with a heavy hand. Lou Gossett and Cindy Williams are both fine in support, but the movie is a featherweight farce undercut by faded-memory pathos. More heart and humor would have sufficed. ** from ****
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