A New Leaf Poster

Release Date: 1971

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

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Amusing, Transformation, Deception, 1970s, Love, New York City, Dark


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy