A New Leaf

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Henry Graham is a man with a problem: he has run through his entire inheritance, and is completely unequipped to provide for himself. His childhood guardian, Uncle Harry (a deliciously mean-spirited James Coco), refuses to give him a dime, and Henry, completely unwilling to exercise the only solution he sees--suicide-- devises a plan with the help of his imaginative butler: he can make money the old-fashioned way--he can marry it. With a temporary loan from Uncle Harry to tide him over, Henry has six weeks to find a bride, marry her, and repay the money, or else he must forfeit all his property to his uncle. With only days remaining, Henry meets clumsy, painfully shy heiress Henrietta Lowell (played by director Elaine May). She's the answer to his prayers--if only Henry can overcome the obstacles placed in his path by Uncle Harry, Henrietta's lawyer, and Henry's own reluctance to wed.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • March 11, 1971
    G, Theatrical



Cast 17

  1. Walter Matthau

    Walter Matthau
    Henry Graham

  2. Elaine May

    Elaine May
    Henrietta Lowell

  3. Jack Weston

    Jack Weston
    Andy McPherson

  4. George Rose

    George Rose

  5. James Coco

    James Coco
    Uncle Harry

  6. Doris Roberts

    Doris Roberts
    Mrs. Traggert

  7. Renée Taylor

    Renée Taylor
    Sharon Hart

  8. William Redfield
  9. William Redfield
  10. JO

    Jess Osuna

  11. David Doyle
  12. David Doyle

    David Doyle
    Mr. von Rensaeller

  13. MG
  14. RA

    Rose Arrick
    Gloria Cunliffe

  15. Conrad Bain

    Conrad Bain
    Professor Heinrich (uncredited)

  16. William Hickey

    William Hickey
    Smith (uncredited)

  17. John O'Leary

    John O'Leary
    Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Crew 17


  1. WC

    Warren Clymer
    Production Design

  2. RF

    Richard Fried
    Production Design


  1. GR

    Gayne Rescher
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. AS

    Anthea Sylbert
    Costume Design


  1. Elaine May

    Elaine May

  2. SM

    Steven Mussman
    Assistant Director


  1. DG

    Don Guidice

  2. FS
  3. EB

    Edward Beyer


  1. HE

    Hillard Elkins

  2. Howard W. Koch

    Howard W. Koch

  3. JM

    Joseph Manduke

  4. Marion Dougherty
  5. LK

    Larry Kostroff
    Production Manager


  1. NH

    Neil Hefti
    Original Music Composer


  1. Elaine May

    Elaine May

  2. JR

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