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i am a silly super 70 s shill..sorry.
not one of my favorite movies from the 1970s..but like most movies from that decade..i respect. the acting was good and the plot was an interesting idea. the 70s was a fantastic time for movies. I really do not know if there will be a movie decade as great as that one.
0SCARS FOR CATS
No Best Supporting Actor for Tonto?
harry and tonto
- kevin sellers
My favorite Mazursky film and that's saying something, since the guy made at least four great ones (Unmarried Woman, Down And Out In Bev. Hills, Bloom In Love and this one.) Great script by Josh Greenfield. Usually extended monologues by actors are an excuse for self indulgence and pretension, but Carney's musings to his cat on the vanished glories of The Bronx, as he sits in his easy chair amid the debris of old age, is one of the best extended monologues you're gonna hear. Mazursky's direction has never been more warm and humane without getting sappy. Acting is also first rate. Carney, of course, who deservedly won the Oscar, but also Ellen Burstyn as Harry's feisty, troubled daughter and Larry Hagman, never better, as his failure of a son. There are a couple scenes that don't work ( hot, buxom strippers do not as a rule get turned on by codgers and Chief Dan George hasn't advanced much beyond Little Big Man) but taken all in all this is a film that earns its tears at the end. Give it an A. P.S. Needless to say, Tonto is superb.
Harry and Tonto
- Tina Cain
This is truly a great film. When Harry told his son that his driver's license expired in 1958, I laughed out loud.I'm an animal lover so Harry's love and devotion to his cat is very moving and brought me to tears. This is probably one of the best films ever made.
A TRUE CLASSIC!
- Susan Fancher
I was fortunate enough to view tcm last night, which is my very favorite channel.I had never seen "Harry & Tonto" & it is truly a class act with Art Carney & great cast.I just viewed the trailers & it brought it back for sure.One day I would love to join the tcm cruise!I put this one in a great category with "Fried Green Tomatoes", "Driving Miss Daisy" & "Dancing with the White Dog".
Art Carney's Oscar Winning Performance!
It's great that this classic 70's film is being shown on TCM, but odd that the star of the movie gets 3rd billing, particularly since he won the Academy's Best Actor Oscar for his utterly charming performance of an elderly man's unusual adventure of self discovery across America. A number of short, but poignent performances by Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman, Chief Dan George and a host of others sparkle in this zen-like comedy. Definitely a one of a kind experience, in all the best way. Wise, eccentric and very touching.