A New Leaf (1971)

Henry Graham is a man with a problem: he has run through his entire inheritance, and is completely unequipped to provide for himself. His childhood guardian, Uncle Harry (a deliciously mean-spirited James Coco), refuses to give him a dime, and Henry, completely unwilling to exercise the only solution he sees--suicide-- devises a plan with the help of his imaginative butler: he can make money the old-fashioned way--he can marry it. With a temporary loan from Uncle Harry to tide him over, Henry has six weeks to find a bride, marry her, and repay the money, or else he must forfeit all his property to his uncle. With only days remaining, Henry meets clumsy, painfully shy heiress Henrietta Lowell (played by director Elaine May). She's the answer to his prayers--if only Henry can overcome the obstacles placed in his path by Uncle Harry, Henrietta's lawyer, and Henry's own reluctance to wed.

Directing:
  • Elaine May

Writing:
  • Elaine May
  • Jack Ritchie

Stars:
Release Date: 1971-03-11
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 102
Walter Matthau
Walter Mattha...
Henry Graham
John O'Leary
John O'Leary
Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Renée Taylor
Renée Taylor
Sharon Hart
George Rose
George Rose
Harold
Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts
Mrs. Traggert
Jack Weston
Jack Weston
Andy McPherson
William Redfield
William Redfi...
Bo
James Coco
James Coco
Uncle Harry
Elaine May
Elaine May
Henrietta Lowell
Jess Osuna
Jess Osuna
Frank
Conrad Bain
Conrad Bain
Professor Heinrich (uncredited)
William Hickey
William Hicke...
Smith (uncredited)
David Doyle
David Doyle
Mr. von Rensaeller
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