Mr. North (1988) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Anthony Edwards, Virginia Madsen, Anjelica Huston, Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Harry Dean Stanton

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Mr. Theophilus North (Edwards) is a stranger to the wealthy coastal enclave which is split among the haves and the servants. He becomes the object of rumors which suggest he can heal simply with a touch. He and Mr. Bosworth (Robert Mitchum), a wealth “have” who is a shut-in of his own making, become friends as much as can be allowed with North working as his paid companion. He reads to the man and rekindles Bosworth's own youthful idealism. And North falls for his remote and gorgeous daughter Persis (Huston). North is guided in local social mores and gossip by the wise Mrs. Cranston (Bacall) and Henry Simmons (Stanton).
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Based on the Thorton Wilder novel. The film was conceived by John Huston; and finished under the direction of his son, Danny Huston.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   very deep philosophy-of-life stuff Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   butler/servant/maid Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   servant Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   healing Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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