Fourteen Interesting Facts About Harold and Maude

Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon on a motrocylce in Harold and Maude (1971)
Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Released in late 1971 Harold and Maude portrayed the relationship between the 20-year-old death-obsessed Harold (Bud Cort) and the 79-year-old life-loving Maude (Ruth Gordon) who meet while attending the funerals of strangers for fun.

It was director Hal Ashby’s second film following 1970’s The Landlord. The movie, while unpalatable to a lot of viewers’ tastes on release has…