Overview

Concert pianist Henry Orient (Peter Sellers) is trying to have an affair with a married woman, Stella Dunnworthy (Paula Prentiss), while two teenage private-school girls, Valerie Boyd (Tippy Walker) and Marian Gilbert (Merrie Spaeth), stalk him and write their fantasies about him in a diary. Orient's paranoia leads him to believe that the two girls, who seem to pop up everywhere he goes, are spies sent by the husband of his would-be mistress. When Val's mother, Isabel Boyd (Angela Lansbury), finds their diary, she suspects that Henry has acted inappropriately with her daughter. She contacts Orient and they end up having an affair. Val finds out about it, as does her dad.

  1. Nora Johnson

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. George Roy Hill

    Director

  3. Nunnally Johnson

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Peter Sellers

    Peter Sellers

    Henry Orient

  2. Paula Prentiss

    Paula Prentiss

    Stella Dunnworthy

  3. Angela Lansbury

    Angela Lansbury

    Isabel Boyd

  4. Tom Bosley

    Tom Bosley

    Frank Boyd

  5. Phyllis Thaxter

    Phyllis Thaxter

    Mrs. Avis Gilbert

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The World of Henry Orient
The World of Henry Orient

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Status Released

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  • March 19, 1964
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 46m

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