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The World of Henry Orient (1964) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by George Roy Hill and produced by Jerome Hellman.

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By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 13, 2021 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

In this publicity photo for The World of Henry Orient ( 1964 ), pianist Henry Orient ( Peter Sellars ) is surrounded by his two greatest fans Val and Gil ( Tippy Walker and Marrie Spaeth ) and is not pleased at all about it! Especially since he thinks they are agents sent by his mistress's husband t... Read full article


The World of Henry Orient (1964)

By Beatrice on Mar 28, 2018 From Flickers in Time

The World of Henry Orient Directed by George Roy Hill Written by Nora Johnson and Nunnally Johnson from Nora Johnson’s novel 1964/USA Pan Arts Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant I first saw this in the theater as a pre-teen. ?This coming-of-age comedy holds up well into adulthood. Thirteen-year-... Read full article


The World of Henry Orient (1964)

on Sep 9, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

It’s not often a film focusing on teenagers doesn’t devolve into two young girls bickering about finding romance. Romance blooms in George Roy Hill’s The World of Henry Orient, but it’s that heady, semi-obsessive first crush on an impossible man that nearly every teenage girl... Read full article


The World of Henry Orient (1964) screening at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival

By Raquel Stecher on May 8, 2014 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

The line to get into The World of Henry Orient (1964) screening at the TCM Classic Film Festival was a bit hectic but well worth the temporary chaos. I knew nothing about the film except that Paula Prentiss was in it and that she would be at the screening. It was an added bonus that actress Merrie S... Read full article


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[repeated line]
Marian Gilbert: Golly Moses!


Sidney: Don't you understand what I'm trying to tell you, Henry? You're in trouble. If I keep telling them you're at the dentist's, they're going to want to count your teeth.


[defending her friendship with Val]
Marian Gilbert: Valerie Boyd's just about the most linquent girl I've ever met in my whole life!


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During the making of the film, Peter Sellers actually had problems of his own with a fan stalking him.
David Wayne, Robert Preston, Gig Young, Rex Harrison, Tony Randall, and Dick Van Dyke, were all sought for the role of Henry Orient.
Among the numerous hassles that producer Jerome Hellman faced during production were problems with the craft unions and scheduling problems over Peter Sellers's other commitments.
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