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Story

T. Theopholis North (Anthony Edwards) is an aspiring adventurer making do as a tutor and reader to the upper-crust in 1920s Newport, Rhode Island, in Danny Huston's enchanting if rough-edged adaptation of Thornton Wilder's comic novel. Equally at home with the rich (Robert Mitchum's blustery but big-hearted philosopher millionaire) and the poor (butler and all-around-town character Harry Dean Stanton), the young man with an electric personality (literally) becomes a liberator, a matchmaker, a reluctant faith healer, and a tonic for a community in the thrall of charlatans. Huston, son of the great John Huston (who helped script the film), is not a deft filmmaker, but he has a welcoming warmth and a contagious affection for his colorful characters. If his cast (which includes Lauren Bacall, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Anjelica Huston, Danny's sister) tends to overplay their parts, it's in the genial spirit of this lighthearted lark. --Sean Axmaker

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Anthony EdwardsTheophilus North
Robert MitchumMr. Bosworth
Lauren BacallMrs. Cranston
Harry Dean StantonHenry Simmons
Anjelica HustonPersis Bosworth-Tennyson
Mary Stuart MastersonElspeth Skeel
Virginia MadsenSally Boffin
Tammy GrimesSarah Baily-Lewis
David WarnerDoctor McPherson

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Danny Huston
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 93 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 22, 1988
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 18, 2003
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