Art Carney and Herbert Berghof in Paul Mazursky's "Harry and Tonto" (1974)

Harry and Tonto (1974) Directed by Paul Mazursky. Screenplay by Paul Mazursky and Josh Greenfeld. Art Carney as Harry Coombes and Herbert Berghof as Jacob Rivetowski

Harry: Did you see that?
Jacob: No.
Harry: Fella almost ran me over.
Jacob: What kind of car?
Harry: I don’t know. A big grey job.
Jacob: Capitalist bastard!
Harry: What if it’d been a Volkswagen?
Jacob: Nazi bastard!
Harry: No, Jacob. I mean, if it was a small car, would it make the fellow not a capitalist?
Jacob: But it wasn’t a small car.
Harry: I don’t understand your logic.
Jacob: Why should you be any different than the rest of America?

One Response to “Harry and Tonto (1974)”

  1. Art Carney is wonderful and the film remains a lightweight pleasure. Yeah I know the award the actor won was a lifetime achievement mainly for his iconic Ed Norton role on the beloved HONEYMOONERS, but 1974 wasn’t a strong year. The film is hard to criticize, providing we don’t look it as anything more than what it is.

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