• Film

Harry and Tonto


Time Out says

Mazursky's odyssey traces elderly widower Harry's flight/trip across America in the company of cat Tonto after the demolition of his New York apartment. It's Candide again, with Harry not so much an innocent as a sympathetic, who is mugged, seduced, welcomed, depended upon, rejected, ever so gently. Its charm has a calculated feel, though, its individualities an edge of whimsy, its poetry is rhyming couplets. Harry's freedom to mix it with the kids, squeezing out their oppressed parents, is hammered home. Still, Mazursky has escaped Fellini's shadow; when everyone's back from going to 'look for America', he might have something interesting to say.

Release Details

  • Duration:115 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Paul Mazursky
  • Screenwriter:Paul Mazursky, Josh Greenfeld
  • Cast:
    • Art Carney
    • Ellen Burstyn
    • Chief Dan George
    • Geraldine Fitzgerald
    • Larry Hagman
    • Arthur Hunnicutt
    • Joshua Mostel
    • Melanie Mayron
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