Travels with My Aunt is a American comedy film directed by George Cukor and written Jay Presson Allen and Hugh Wheeler, based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene. The film stars Maggie Smith and was released on December 17, Travels with My Aunt () is a novel written by English author Graham Greene. The novel follows the travels of Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, and his eccentric Aunt Augusta as they find their way across Europe, and eventually even further afield. Aunt Augusta pulls Henry away from his quiet suburban existence. Adventure · At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling meets his Aunt Augusta, an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings who pulls him along on a whirlwind adventure as she See full summary».
Travels With My Aunt has ratings and reviews. Florence (Lefty) said: Clever and witty, a character driven novel written in a crisp clean style. 5 Mar George Cukor's “Travels with My Aunt” is a whimsical romantic fantasy that works; which is to say, if you are not a fan of whimsical romantic fantasy, it's going to be too much for you. It was nearly too much for me - I found myself wincing from time to time when one of the movie's ornate props seemed about to. 29 Jun I blush, however, at the way I used Greene's statement that Travels with My Aunt was his most "straightforward comedy". It's possibly accurate – but that's only because his other books are so twisted. As we've seen, nothing is really straightforward when subjected to what a contributor called Drakula has.
21 Jun In novels, aunts rarely do things by half. They can be as different in character as Bertie Wooster's aunts Dahlia and Agatha – the former, "my good and kindly aunt ", the latter, "the one who kills rats with her teeth and devours her young". Yet they will nearly always be domineering. They will have, as Wooster. 26 May 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). If A Burnt-Out Case in represented the depressive side of a manic- depressive writer, Travels with My Aunt eight years later surely represented the manic at its height—or depth. Travels with My Aunt is the only book I have written for the fun of it. Although the subject is old age and death – a suitable subject to tackle at.