Travels With My Aunt [VHS]
From the Back Cover
Scripted by Jay Presson Allen and Hugh Wheeler from the best-selling novel by Graham Green, Travels with My Aunt is a "delightful, sophisticated fare" (Movies on TV and Videocassette). Co-starring Lou Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentlemen) and Cindy Williams (American Graffiti), this "grand rollicking adventure... is a hilarious yet poignant offbeat romantic comedy that is a triumph of exquisite style and sensibility" (The Los Angeles Times).
Top Customer Reviews
Maggie Smith plays Aunt Augusta, a wild septuagenarian scoundrel who incarnates life itself. No small acting feat, especially when she also portrays her as a teenager in flashbacks. Even with The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by comparison, this is still her greatest achievement. Robert Stephens, her sometime real life husband, another great actor and co-star from The Prime plays her one true love, Mr. Visconti.
Too many magical moments to mention, though the scene when we first encounter Visconti at 'the most romantic railway station in Europe' as the present dissolves back to their first meeting is indescribable.
Oh yes, I haven't told you the plot have I?
Well let's see Alec Mc Cowan plays Henry, her nephew ("Be that the whole truth, woman?"--Louis Gosset) a middle aged banker who is set in his ways and---
---Oh, never mind! Just leave your dahlias behind in the garden to fend for themselves and climb aboard the Orient Express with Aunt Augusta.
And by all means, go first class. You never know when poverty might strike, like influenza.
Its fascinating to look at the output of Graeme Greene, and compare the film versions of his books: THE QUIET AMERICAN, THE END OF THE AFFAIR, BRIGHTON ROCK, THE FALLEN IDOL, THE THIRD MAN.....just so prolific.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The reason I am giving it only one star is because I liked as much as I saw of it, but It stopped and started several times during what I could see. Read morePublished 1 month ago by marti
Having seen the original film when first shown I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it again.
The only problem I had was my hearing was not as good as it was when I saw it all... Read more
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