The World of Henry Orient

The World of Henry Orient

Director: George Roy Hill Cast: Peter Sellers, Paula Prentiss, Angela Lansbury

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Decked out with another of his American accents, Peter Sellers plays self-centered concert pianist Henry Orient. While Henry's active libido sends him off on pursuit of married woman Paula Prentiss, a pair of preteen boarding-school chums, played by Tippy Walker and Merrie Spaeth, worship Orient from afar. The girls' overworked imaginations, manifested in pursuing Orient about and recording their fantasies in their diaries, leads Walker's mom, Angela Lansbury, to conclude that Henry has "had his way" with her underaged daughter. The World of Henry Orient was later musicalized for Broadway as Henry, Sweet Henry.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/23/2017
UPC: 0738329214838
Original Release: 1964
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 35,489

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

Disc #1 -- The World of Henry Orient
1. Chapter 1 [11:23]
2. Chapter 2 [15:28]
3. Chapter 3 [15:30]
4. Chapter 4 [18:11]
5. Chapter 5 [10:55]
6. Chapter 6 [11:05]
7. Chapter 7 [8:45]
8. Chapter 8 [15:16]

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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]