Daily Archives: December 20, 2011

‘Harold and Maude’ opens in New York 40 years ago today (1971)

Video: 'Harold and Maude' trailer

(Monday, December 20, 1971)Harold and Maude, a film about a young man intrigued with death (Bud Cort) who develops a relationship with an old woman named Maude (Ruth Gordon), opened today at the Coronet in New York City.

Directed by Hal Ashby, the dark comedy is ranked number 45 on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years…100 Laughs list.