harold_and_maudeOn this day in 1971, PARAMOUNT PICTURES released HAROLD AND MAUDE. Directed by HAL ASHBY from a script by COLIN HIGGINS, this off-beat, dark comedy was one of the most original films of the period. This story of a young, rich, death obsessed guy who finds his life changed by a septuagenarian he meets at a funeral starred BUD CORT and RUTH GORDON in the iconic titular roles. Quirky and touching, funny and eternal, this is one for the ages.