Travels with My Aunt
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- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 1, 2011
- Originally Released: 1972
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Alec McCowen, Robert Stephens, Cindy Williams, Louis Gossett, Jr., Robert Flemyng, José Luis López Vázquez & Daniel Emilfork|
|Directed by||George Cukor|
|Edited by||John Bloom|
|Screenwriting by||Jay Presson Allen & Hugh Wheeler|
|Composition by||Tony Hatch|
|Art Direction by||Gil Parrondo|
|Produced by||Robert Fryer & James Cresson|
|Director of Photography:||Douglas Slocombe|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Based on one of Graham Greene's drollest novels, directed with elan by George Cukor, and starring the magnificent Maggie Smith as Augusta and nimble Alec McCowen as bewildered nephew Henry, the joyously cockeyed Travels with My Aunt won a Best Costume Design Academy Award (out of four nominations) and a valise full of critical praise.
McCowen gives a subtle performance as the young banker forced to peel away layers of reserve as he adapts to this chaotic adventure. He serves as the perfect foil for Smith, who received an Academy Award nomination for her enthusiastically zany embrace of the unpredictable aunt. Director George Cukor (THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, GASLIGHT) expertly plays the two wildly contrasting lead characters off one another, sending the film gamboling ever forward with Aunt Augusta while never allowing the emotional center of the film--McCowen's timorous banker--to be left behind.
- Color by Metrocolor; shot in Panavision.
- Additional cast: Raymond Gerome (Mario), John Hamill (Crowder's Man), David Swift (Detective), Bernard Holley (Bobby), Antonio Pica (Elegant Man), Alex Savage (Minister), Olive Behrendt (Madame), and Nora Norman (Stripper).
- Additional credits: Jose Antonio Sanchez (makeup), Betty Adamson (wardrobe), Carmen Sanchez (hairdresser), Wayne Fitzgerald (title design), and Luis Roberts (UPM).