Maggie Smith is a vivacious septuagenarian with a fortune-teller lover and some shady business dealings in Cukor’s quick-footed, emotionally nuanced Graham Greene adaptation. She’s on a cross-country journey across Europe with her middle-aged nephew (or so we’re led to believe) to rescue the love of her life from a band of violent extortionists (or so she’s led to believe). Along the way, nephew Harry sparks up a tentative romance with a train-bound American hippie, sums of money and severed appendages change hands, and buried secrets come to light—until, in the words of Renata Adler, it all stops right on a dime.

  • Directed By George Cukor
  • 1972
  • USA
  • 35mm
  • 109 minutes