Something for Everyone


1h 52m 1970

Brief Synopsis

Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is running the entire household. As he starts affairs with both the countess's son and the daughter of a whealthy businessman, the idea grows to get his two lovers to marry each other and make the house rich again.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Rook
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 22 Jul 1970
Production Company
Cinema Center Films; Media Productions
Distribution Company
National General Pictures Corporation
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Cook by Harry Kressing (New York, 1965).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Young Conrad Ludwig, bicycling through the Bavarian Alps, comes upon the Castle Ornstein. Conrad, who longs to live in a castle, immediately sets out to ingratiate himself with the Countess von Ornstein, whose noble title belies her dwindling finances. He becomes acquainted with Rudolf, the von Ornstein's footman, and after getting him thoroughly drunk, pushes him in front of a train; the enterprising young man is soon hired as Rudolf's replacement. Three obstacles remain in his path: the countess's son Helmuth, her obese daughter Lotte, and Klaus, the faithful butler. Conrad seduces Helmuth, but they are observed by Klaus, who threatens to inform the countess. When Conrad denounces him as a neo-Nazi, Klaus is exiled from the town, and Conrad replaces him as butler. For his next move, Conrad arranges a marriage between Helmuth and Annaliese Pleschke, the daughter of wealthy American tourists. After the marriage Annaliese discovers Conrad and Helmuth embracing and threatens to expose her husband and his lover. While taking the Pleschke family for a scenic drive, Conrad drives the car over a cliff, leaping to safety at the last moment. Lotte, who has observed Conrad's intrigues, blackmails him into marrying her, thus blocking his final move toward the countess.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Rook
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 22 Jul 1970
Production Company
Cinema Center Films; Media Productions
Distribution Company
National General Pictures Corporation
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Cook by Harry Kressing (New York, 1965).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Füssen, Bavaria, and Salzburg, Austria. Formerly titled: The Rook.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States July 1970

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1970

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1970

Released in United States July 1970