A Delightful Soundtrack - Well Worth the Wait! by filmfactsman (February 8, 2005)
While "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962) is Elmer Bernstein's finest "children's" film score, his delightful score for "The World of Henry Orient" (1964) runs a close second. It's hard to believe that it took nearly 40 years to finally release a soundtrack album from the marvellous comedy starring Peter Sellers and directed by George Roy Hill. I recall seeing this movie as a child and enjoying every moment of it. Like Jerry Goldsmith's wonderful score for "The Trouble With Angels" (1966), I was drawn to the music in such a way that I hadn't experienced before. I became aware of just how important the contributions of a great composer like Bernstein or Goldsmith is to the effectiveness of the film's story and its ultimate success with the audience.