Show Business: The Girls of Henry Orient

The official U.S. entry at Cannes is The World of Henry Orient, due for festival screening this week. It is a genuine Hollywood product and, simultaneously, an exception to the norm: bright, breezy and brimming with fun, it doesn't celebrate sex. It thwarts it. The thwarters are two little girls who develop a crush on Peter Sellers and tumble after him all over town, inadvertently wrecking his sleazy love affairs.

Films about teen-agers almost never ring true, but Orient does. To find the girls and begin his extraordinary feat of verisimilitude, Director George Roy...

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