Gowan McGland (Tom Conti) is a creatively blocked Scottish poet who ekes out a day-to-day existence by exploiting the generosity of strangers in an affluent Connecticut suburb, where he recites his verse to various arts groups and women's clubs. Gowan is something of a leech, cadging expensive dinners from well-off patrons (usually stealing the tips afterward) while seducing their bored wives and affecting a superior attitude toward the smug bourgeois types he exploits.
|author||Julius J. Epstein|
|director||Robert Ellis Miller|
|keywords||bar fight bourgeois college student dental care denture lose old english sheepdog pet dog steal suburb tape recorder turn|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|producer||Julius J. Epstein Walter Shenson|
|productionCompany||Taft Broadcasting Company|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|