Based on the semiautobiographical novel Theophilus North
by Thornton Wilder, the film takes place in the snobby high-society world of Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1926. Young Yale graduate Theophilus North (Anthony Edwards) has a mysterious ability to generate static electricity in his
body that manifests itself in mild shocks coming from his hands. North soon ingratiates himself with most of the community and proceeds to "cure"people of minor and imagined ills. Although MR. NORTH tries earnestly to be charming, the end result is an overqualified bore. The amazing cast assembled
by Danny Huston (John Huston's 26-year-old son in his directorial debut) is give...