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A Rage to Live (1965)

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A woman's sexual compulsions threaten to destroy her marriage.

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Sidney Tate
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Roger Bannon
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Jack Hollister
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Amy Hollister
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Emily Caldwell
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Brock Caldwell
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Dr. O'Brien
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Mrs. Bannon
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Grace Caldwell, a young Pennsylvania newspaper heiress living with her widowed mother, has trouble restraining herself when it comes to the amorous attentions of young men. As word starts to spread about her behavior, Grace becomes a major source of heartache for her mother and a big source of concern to her brother, Brock. One evening, at a Christmas party, Grace meets Sidney Tate, a gentleman farmer. They fall in love, and he asks her to marry him. Grace accepts, but only after making it clear that there are some things about her past she's not at all proud of. Sidney is taken aback by Grace's candid admission, but still wants to marry her. Grace promises to be faithful to Sidney; it's a promise she has every intention of keeping, until a former casual acquaintance, Roger Bannon, re-enters her life. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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...the John O'Hara best-seller that dares to probe a woman's intimate desire! See more »

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12 November 1965 (Sweden)  »

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John O'Hara's A Rage to Live  »

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Sue Lyon named in fan magazines for an unspecified role that went to someone else. See more »

Quotes

Grace Caldwell: I thought I loved him, and then I found I could feel the same way about someone else, someone different.
Brock Caldwell: Grace, that isn't love.
Grace Caldwell: No. But it's being wanted and needed and held close. It's almost love.
Brock Caldwell: "Almost love"? You don't have to settle for that.
Grace Caldwell: I'm not settling.
Brock Caldwell: I just don't get this. You talk like a girl who's got nothing else in her life, who nobody cares about ...
Grace Caldwell: No ...
Brock Caldwell: Well, that's the way it sounds --
Grace Caldwell: I don't care how it sounds. When I feel that way, I can't think of anything else. ...
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Rage To Live
Music by Art Ferrante and Lou Teicher
Lyrics by Noel Sherman
Performed on two pianos by Art Ferrante (as Ferrante) and Lou Teicher (as Teicher)
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Easy virtue equals ultimate unhappiness...
7 March 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

From John O'Hara's novel, a tale of lust which predictably plays out like a junior-version of his earlier bestseller, "BUtterfield 8". In a picturesque Pennsylvania town, wealthy co-ed Suzanne Pleshette develops a rage for men after a neighborhood kid forces himself on her (her lips say "no no!" but her eyes say "yes yes!"). Pleshette is a cool-as-ice tease, a martini-dry tramp, but her indiscretions (though perhaps eyebrow-raising for 1965) are no more intriguing than your average daytime TV drama. Gleemingly photographed, sumptuously scored, yet the tatty supporting cast backing La Suzanne give hint this is just B-grade goods in a glossy package. Fun for camp-addicts only; there's nothing here to take seriously. ** from ****


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