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    MsJacquiiC Poetica Magnifique

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    Something For Everyone (1970)


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    Compared to them, the MacBeths were just plain folks
    and the Borgias were a nice Italian family.

    Plot Summary:
    • Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is running the entire household.

    Plot Keywords:
    • Aristocracy / Bisexual / Black Comedy / Homosexual / Ironic

    Awards:
    • Nominated For Golden Globe:
      Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy
      Angela Lansbury

    Cast:
    • Angela Lansbury ... Countess Herthe von Ornstein
    • Michael York ... Konrad Ludwig
    • Anthony Higgins ... Helmuth Von Ornstein (as Anthony Corlan)
    • Heidelinde Weis ... Anneliese Pleschke


    I saw this movie early yesterday afternoon and I enjoyed it immensely. They just don't make film like they used to do... And this one --- featuring sophistocated act-stylings of the talented and charming Angela Lansbury & the deliciously delirious moxie of Michael York --- is no exception.

    The movie is set to a beautiful Austrian background. There is a wonderful Austrian castle that takes a prominent roll in the movie's plot. Just a bit of background...

    Konrad (played by Michael York) seeks to establish himself as a Foot-Servant in Countess von Ornstein's residence... In the process he basically sets about being the quintessential "boy about town" -- only he seems to be in and out of everyone's bedroom, including the Countess' lovely brown-haired, naive & younger soon. A "foot" servant indeed...

    The film is a beauty. Angela Lansbury is brilliant as the savant & slightly pompous Head of Household... Michael York is wonderful in his roll as savagely temptatious scandal.

    Something For Everyone is deliciously dark, cynical & witty. It culminates in what I'd describe as one of the most twisted endings of any film I've perchance to see. And for a film shot in 1970 - it's a wonderful tribute to what film should be: Entertaining, Attention Grabbing & Plot Rich.

    5 Stars!

    Jacquii.


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    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Jan 8, 2008
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