A New Leaf

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Browning a little round the edges, not least because Paramount subjected the film to fairly drastic re-editing, Elaine May's directorial debut still makes for cherishable comedy viewing precisely because she eschewed the modish flash her former cabaret partner Mike Nichols brought to his movie-making. May herself plays the frumpishly eccentric but wealthy botanist pursued with murderous intent by Matthau's ageing, financially embarrassed playboy.

By: PT


Release details

102 mins

Cast and crew

Elaine May
Elaine May
Walter Matthau
Elaine May
Jack Weston
George Rose
William Redfield
James Coco
Graham Jarvis
Renée Taylor
David Doyle
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