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G| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
A spoiled and self-absorbed man who has squandered his inheritance, Henry Graham (Walter Matthau) is desperate to find a way to maintain his lavish lifestyle. Henry sees an opportunity when he meets Henrietta Lowell (Elaine May), an awkward and bookish heiress. Though Henry courts Henrietta, he has no intention of remaining with her, and he develops a surprisingly sinister scheme. As Henry attempts to execute his plan, he finds that seeing it through may not be as easy as he had thought.

Cast: Walter Matthau , Elaine May , Jack Weston , George Rose , William Redfield , James Coco , Graham Jarvis , Doris Roberts

Director: Elaine May

Genres: Comedy

A New Leaf (1971)

Release Date: January 1st, 1971|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • July 12, 2010 Sweetrose
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    The late Walter Matthau played various comic roles(most notably in The Odd Couple and Grumpy Old Men).In this film,Henry Graham (Matthau) gets disturbing news from his Uncle Harry (the late James Coco),that his inheritence is lost. In order to keep 'the well" running,Graham plots to meet a wealthy woman,marry her and then murder her. Along comes Henrietta Lowell (Elaine May), who is a tad off the mark with smart sense. Doris Roberts joins the cast of workers,who rob Lowell blind,at every chance they can get. Graham finds that this "pearl" of a girl is "one in a million".

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