Harry And Tonto
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Evicted (literally carried) from his New York apartment, Harry Coombes (Carney) and Tonto, his cat, undergo a series of encounters that move them slowly, inevitably west. Harry stays briefly with each of his three children, and reinforced by casting choices, we feel that we're moving backward in time, eldest to youngest. Harry, too, seems to move backward in time. Through a series of other encounters - an Indian healer, a young girl running away from home, and others - Harry sheds his past, piece by piece, and moves toward an open future in which anything might happen.
There are memorable character portraits by Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman, Arthur Hunnicutt, Chief Dan George, and others. And of course Harry, whose acceptance of loss and refusal to indulge in sentimentality or self-pity show us it is possible to age with dignity and suppleness. This is a gem of a movie, from a time when Hollywood was not afraid to tell real stories about real people.
Would someone, PLEASE, release this on DVD!? Forget the special features, forget the cast & crew bios, the filmographies, the frills and trills. Just remaster this and put a good, clean copy on DVD. It's too good a movie to lose to tape rot!
movie was made." Since the movie was shot in the fall of 1973, Art was actually only 54 at that time, and he plays Harry at
age 72 perfectly. With all apologies to Jack Nicholson, Al
Pacino, Dustin Hoffman and Albert Finney, their work in 1974 cannot compare to Art Carney's Oscar-winning performance. You owe it to yourself to purchase this film!
Carney plays Harry Coombes, a widowed, 72 year old retired teacher who's recently found out that he and his orange tabby named Tonto, are soon to be among the homeless throngs as their NY apartment building is slated for destruction, to be replaced by a parking lot. Harry reluctantly moves in with his son Burt (Bruns) in his suburban home, but quickly realizes living with a group isn't his (or Tonto's) bag. Harry begins looking for a new place in the city, but it's difficult, especially when you've got a cat in tow.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't see this movie any where around it's original release, but saw it and enjoyed the premise it presented, and Harry and Tonto's adventures.Published 4 days ago by Richard Lopez
I bought this movie because i used to be known as the crazy cat woman years back when my daughter was very young she used to walk all of our cats on leashes just like dogs. Read morePublished 1 month ago by annie
Wonderful screenplay and portrayal by Art Carney (fine actor). Supporting actors also characters!Published 6 months ago by Dr. MHG
Who the h*ll just leaves their best friend to die?! When my cat dies, I plan to be with her until the very end. She helped me through my divorce and deserves to be treated as such. Read morePublished 7 months ago by bwz
Greatest film ever.. Don't believe me, watch it.. However, if you're one of those people who stare at their phones, or not good at paying attention or staying still, don't bother... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Thomas Childs
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