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World Of Henry Orient (1964)
     

World Of Henry Orient (1964)

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Director: George Roy Hill

Cast: Peter Sellers, Paula Prentiss, Angela Lansbury

 

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George Roy Hill directs Peter Sellers in The World of Henry Orient, which comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. English and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, and

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George Roy Hill directs Peter Sellers in The World of Henry Orient, which comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen anamorphic transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and is preferable in every way to the standard full-frame image. English and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer. This is a decent release from MGM/UA that will be of special interest to fans of the legendary Sellers.

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All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
George Roy's Hill's sprightly comedy harks back to a more innocent age in which the libido of teenage girls could be diverted into an infatuation with an eccentric pianist. Peter Sellers stars as Henry Orient, the unwilling object of the affections of two close friends (Tippy Walker and Merrie Spaeth); Orient, on the other hand, is doing his utmost to lure Tippy's more age-appropriate mother Angela Lansbury and any other willing woman into his bed. The film switches amusingly between Sellers' difficulty in keeping the girls at bay while he's conducting his farcical seductions, to their charming romantic fantasies about their personal god. As the plot develops, Hill also subtly insinuates a serious theme about parental responsibility without in any way hampering the film's comic spirit. Any opportunity to appreciate the genius of Sellers is worth the trouble, but the two young girls are equally delightful in their roles, and Lansbury is memorable as the selfish mother.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2002
UPC:
0027616880192
Original Release:
1964
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:47:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; English mono; Spanish mono; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Sellers Henry Orient
Paula Prentiss Stella
Angela Lansbury Isabel Boyd
Tippy Walker Valerie Boyd
Merrie Spaeth Marian "Gil" Gilbert
Phyllis Thaxter Mrs. Gilbert
Tom Bosley Frank Boyd
Bibi Osterwald Boothy
Peter Duchin Joe Byrd
John Fiedler Sidney
Lewis Store Owner
Fred Stewart Doctor
Jane Buchanan Kafritz
Philippa Bevans Emma
Peter Turgeon Actor
William Le Massena Actor
Claudia Morgan Actor
Howard Mann Actor

Technical Credits
George Roy Hill Director
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Dick Smith Makeup Special Effects
Emmett Emerson Production Manager
Stuart Gilmore Editor
Jerome Hellman Producer
Michael Hertzberg Asst. Director
Nunnally Johnson Screenwriter
Nora Johnson Screenwriter
Boris Kaufman Cinematographer
Ken Lauber Score Composer
Arthur Ornitz Cinematographer
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer
Jan Scott Art Director
James Sullivan Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Main Titles/Paper Chase [7:16]
2. Adventurers & Spies [5:46]
3. "One True Love" [7:47]
4. Kooks/Attack! [5:59]
5. "It's Him!"/A Pact [10:28]
6. Making Moves [5:02]
7. Orient-al Ideas [2:54]
8. Fun & Games [4:19]
9. Homecoming [8:31]
10. She's Gone! [7:20]
11. Orient's Nymph [7:00]
12. Eternal Flame [7:11]
13. Mother! [7:42]
14. "Where Were You?" [3:59]
15. "My Only Sweetheart" [5:46]
16. "Real Trouble" [5:40]
Side #2 -- Standard
1. Main Titles/Paper Chase [7:25]
2. Adventurers & Spies [5:46]
3. "One True Love" [7:47]
4. Kooks/Attack! [5:59]
5. "It's Him!"/A Pact [10:28]
6. Making Moves [5:02]
7. Orient-al Ideas [2:54]
8. Fun & Games [4:19]
9. Homecoming [8:31]
10. She's Gone! [7:20]
11. Orient's Nymph [7:00]
12. Eternal Flame [7:11]
13. Mother! [7:42]
14. "Where Were You?" [3:59]
15. "My Only Sweetheart" [5:46]
16. "Real Trouble" [5:40]

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World Of Henry Orient 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A rare combination of humor and sensitivity makes this 1964 comedy very special. It tells a wacky story about a madly egocentric and overly amorous concert pianist (Peter Sellers) who is hilariously pursued all around New York City by two teenage fans. The world that is Henry Orient's by title belongs by eminent domain to a couple of adolescent charmers who make the city their playground, its grownups their toys, and their share of the film a thing of joyous beauty. The adoring girls are brilliantly and naturally portrayed by Tippy Walker and Merrie Spaeth, and they steal the film right from under the talented noses of Sellers and a fine company of actors including Angela Lansbury, Paula Prentiss, Tom Bosley, Phyllis Thaxter and Bibi Osterwald. New York is photographed to great advantage in Panavision and Elmer Bernstein provides the wonderful music score. George Roy Hill ("A Little Romance") offers some sparkling directorial touches, all resulting in 106 minutes of happiness and charm. [filmfactsman]