Fitzwilly (1967)






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When an aging philanthropist falls on hard times, her butler starts to rob the rich so that she can keep on giving to the poor in this comedy. Claude Fitzwilliam (Dick Van Dyke), known to his friends as "Fitzwilly," works as a butler for Victoria Woodworth (Edith Evans), who -- ever since the death of her husband -- has been using her inheritance to benefit her favorite charitable causes. However, no one has the heart to tell Mrs. Woodworth that she doesn't have much money left, and to … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Poyntz Tyler, Isobel Lennart
In Theaters:
United Artists


as Claude R. Fitzwillia...

as Miss Victoria Woodwo...

as Juliet Nowell

as Albert

as Mr. Nowell

as Mr. Dunne

as Oderblatz

as Buckmaster

as Byron Casey

as Grimsby

as Mrs. Mortimer

as Prettikin

as Charles

as Frank

as Goldfarb

as Restaurant Owner
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Critic Reviews for Fitzwilly

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Somewhat innovative but not funny enough to rise above routine.

Full Review… | January 8, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

July 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for Fitzwilly


A good comedy for the most part, and it has a good cast, but I think it could have been better. I saw only the second half of this movie on TV, and I'd like to see the whole movie sometime.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


A good overall comedy about a butler (Van Dyke) who turns himself and his staff into criminals to keep their employer (Evans) in the luxuries she is used too since her father died and left her broke, though she does not know this. What really brings this film together is the amazing cast from Van Dyke to the alluring Feldon (Get Smart) to amazing character actors, Edith Evans and John McGiver. Even has Sam Waterson (Law and Order) in a very very early role. Might be slightly dated for a pure comedy but just the great understated comic feel and the amazing acting makes this a fun film to watch.

Josh Hitch

An absolute classic! I love the dictionary idea. Too bad it isn't real for some people. LOL Fitzwilly was very inventive!

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