Born March 21 1930
James has a fairly ho-hum ‘hagiography’ but he was sensational in A New Leaf as Henry Graham’s Uncle Harry, who regards his late brother’s appointment of him, as Henry’s guardian, to be an act of spite.
Whilst TVC‘s favourite moment in the film comes when Henry (Walter Matthau) is having ‘capital’ (and ‘income’) explained to him by his attorney, Mr Beckett (William Redfield), Coco, as Uncle Harry, is priceless when Henry calls, in order to negotiate a tide-over loan till he can marry a rich heiress. You can put the link below into your search engine to view that priceless moment:
Henry suggests it is more of an investment than a loan, and with a better return than on any stock. Uncle Harry retorts: “But you’re not a stock, Henry. You are an aging youth, with no prospects, no skills, no character...”
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