Travels With My Aunt


Travels With My Aunt

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In the lively comedy/adventure Travels with My Aunt, adapted from Graham Green's book, Henry (Alec McCowan), a timid, bookish accountant whose life seems to have died stillborn, discovers how to live with gusto thanks to the rough ministrations of his thoroughly eccentric aunt Augusta (Maggie Smith). Aunt Augusta bursts into Henry's life during the funeral for his mother, Augusta's sister. She whisks him to her apartment for a general cheering up, and he is thoroughly bemused by her bohemian ways and her much-younger black Caribbean boyfriend. In the next few hours, she manages to pry him from his dusty life and involve him in a series of incredible adventures involving old love affairs, espionage, kidnappings, and more money than he has ever dreamt of. Before the story ends, Henry has properly gotten into the spirit of his madcap aunt's adventuring.

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Maggie Smith
as Aunt Augusta Bertram
Alec McCowen
as Henry Pulling
Robert Stephens
as Ercole Visconti
John Hamill
as Crowder's Man
David Swift
as Detective
Valerie White
as Mme. Dambruese
Antonio Pica
as Elegant Man
Alex Savage
as Minister
Olive Behrendt
as Madame in Messagero
Nora Norman
as Stripper
Aldo Sambrell
as Hakim's Assistant
Charlie Bravo
as Policeman
Cass Martin
as Boat Skipper
Javier Escrivá
as Dancer in Messagero
William Layton
as Art Expert
Julio Peña
as Mons. Alexandre
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Critic Reviews for Travels With My Aunt

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (3)

  • One of George Cukor's last (and least impressive) pictures, this version of Graham Greene's eccentric comedy is thematically similar to Auntie Mame but suffers from Maggie Smith's overly stylized turn and lack of rapport with Alec McCowen as her nephew.

    Jul 28, 2008 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • Dampened by a hammy over-theatrical performance by Maggie Smith, too much useless gab and too many contrived plot turns.

    Jan 16, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • Agressive whimsey eventually wears out its welcome.

    Nov 23, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
  • Maggie Smith is grand in the multi-level role of Aunt Augusta -- posturing, leaning and croaking as the ancient lady, breathless and wide eyed as the girl suddenly introduced to romance.

    Nov 20, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Travels With My Aunt

  • May 13, 2014
    Maggie Smith is a delight but this type of tale seems most appropriate for children to watch on a Disney afternoon while the parents nap.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2007
    Maggie Smith shines as the larger than life Aunt.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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