Cinema: Growing Up in Gotham

The World of Henry Orient is a precociously smart comedy that proposes juvenile innocence as an effective curb on adult delinquency. Chief delinquent is Peter Sellers, who as Concert Pianist Henry Orient attempts to seduce an undecided young matron (Paula Prentiss). Circling his prey in a lush Manhattan lair, he glances into the street, and blanches at what he sees: two diminutive furies, one as apple-cheeked and winsome as Heidi, the other an indescribable creature with sheep-dog hairdo, daredevil eyes, and a tacky mink coat that grazes her ankles. What do they want?...

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