The World of Henry Orient

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The World of Henry Orient is a 1964 American comedy-drama film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Peter Sellers, Paula Prentiss, Angela Lansbury, Tippy Walker, Merrie Spaeth, Phyllis Thaxter, Bibi Osterwald, and Tom Bosley. It is based on the novel of the same name [Wikidata] by Nora Johnson, who co-wrote the screenplay with her father, Nunnally Johnson.

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The World of Henry Orient
Theatrical poster
Directed byGeorge Roy Hill
Screenplay byNora Johnson
Nunnally Johnson
Based onThe World of Henry Orient
1958 novel
by Nora Johnson
Produced byJerome Hellman
StarringPeter Sellers
Paula Prentiss
Merrie Spaeth
Tippy Walker
Tom Bosley
Angela Lansbury
CinematographyBoris Kaufman
Arthur J. Ornitz
Edited byStuart Gilmore
Music byElmer Bernstein
Pan Arts Company
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • March 19, 1964 (1964-03-19)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2 million[1]
Box officeest. $2,100,000 (US/ Canada)[2]

The original story was inspired in part by Nora Johnson's own experiences as a schoolgirl, as well as by a real-life incident involving singer Tony Bennett and two teenage fans.