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A Rage to Live (1965)

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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Charlie Jay
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Paul Rutherford
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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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Take it easy Grace...! Think of a good lie to tell your husband. Tell him you're late because the car broke down ...tell him anything! 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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The on-screen epilogue is taken from Alexander Pope's 'Epistle II - To a Lady - Of the Characters of Women' (1735):

"Wise wretch! with Pleasures too refin'd to please; With too much spirit to be e'er at ease.....You purchase pain with all that joy can give. And die of nothing but a Rage to live." See more »

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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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Suzie's in a Rage!
11 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is soap opera pure and simple about a woman who in more enlightened times would have been viewed as a person with a crippling disorder that would require treatment but for our purposes here is a wanton slut. Suzanne Pleshette was a superior actress so she is able within the confines of the script to present her character as someone who is ruled by urges she can not control. There are minor attempts at some insight into her problem but they are quickly tossed away in favor of sensationalism. Good supporting cast including in a small role a rare on screen role for Brett Somers Klugman from Match Game. For those who enjoy trashy cinema with quality actors enacting silly situations with earnest professionalism.


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