Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

Ruth Gordon
Director: Hal Ashby Cast: Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
, Bud Cort
Bud Cort
, Vivian Pickles
Vivian Pickles
Hal Ashby

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A young man with a death wish and a 79-year-old high on life find love in Hal Ashby's cult black comedy. Deadpan rich boy Harold (Bud Cort) keeps staging elaborate suicide tableaux to get the attention of his mother (Vivian Pickles), but she keeps planning his brilliant future for him instead. Obsessed with the trappings of death, Harold freaks out his blind dates, modifies his new sports car to look like a mini-hearse, and attends funerals, where he meets the spirited Maude (Ruth Gordon). An eccentric to the core, Maude lives exactly as she pleases, with avid collecting and nude modeling among her many pursuits. To the disgust of Harold's relatives and the befuddlement of Harold's shrink, Harold falls in love with her. As lilting Cat Stevens tunes play on the soundtrack, Maude teaches Harold a valuable lesson about making the most of his time on earth.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2012
UPC: 0715515094511
Original Release: 1971
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:31:00

Special Features

New audio commentary by Hal Ashby biographer Nick Dawson and producer Charles B. Mulvehill; Illustrated audio excerpts from seminars by Ashby and writer-producer Colin Higgins ; New interview with songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ruth Gordon Maude
Bud Cort Harold Chasen
Vivian Pickles Mrs. Chasen
Cyril Cusack Sculptor
Charles Tyner Uncle Victor
Ellen Geer Sunshine
Ray K. Goman Actor
Bill Lucking Motorcycle Policeman
Susan Madigan Actor
Jerry Randall Actor
Gordon Devol Police Officer
Eric Christmas Priest
G. Wood Psychiatrist
Judy Engles Candy
Shari Summers Edith
M. Borman Motorcycle Cop

Technical Credits
Hal Ashby Director
John A. Alonzo Cinematographer
James Cane Set Decoration/Design
Michael Dmytryk Asst. Director
A.D. Flowers Special Effects
Michael D. Haller Production Designer
Colin Higgins Producer,Screenwriter
Mildred Lewis Executive Producer
Charles B. Mulvehill Producer
Richard Portman Sound/Sound Designer
William Randall Sound/Sound Designer
William A. Sawyer Editor
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Bob Stein Makeup
William Theiss Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Warner Sound Editor
Edward Warschilka Editor

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