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13 October 1967 (West Germany) See more »
LUV is fun ... try and make it! See more »
Harry is a barely functional human. He meets an old friend who is having marital problems as Harry is about to leap off of a bridge... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jack Lemmon ... Harry Berlin

Peter Falk ... Milt Manville

Elaine May ... Ellen Manville
Nina Wayne ... Linda
Eddie Mayehoff ... D.A. Goodhart

Paul Hartman ... Doyle

Severn Darden ... Vandergist
Alan DeWitt ... Dalrymple
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terrayne Crawford ... Woman in Car (uncredited)

Harrison Ford ... Irate Motorist (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
Clive Donner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elliott Baker 
Murray Schisgal  play

Produced by
Martin Manulis .... producer
Original Music by
Gerry Mulligan 
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo 
Film Editing by
Harold F. Kress 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Salven .... first assistant director
Steve Siporin .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Geza Gaspar .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer
Music Department
Willis Holman .... orchestrator (as Bill Holman)
Irving Joseph .... composer: song "Love Casts Its Shadow Over My Heart"

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93 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-12 | Sweden:11 | UK:X | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | West Germany:18 (nf)

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The original Broadway production of "Luv" by Murray Schisgal opened at the Booth Theater in New York on 11/11/64, ran for 901 performances and was nominated for the 1965 Tony Award for the Best Play.See more »
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Suicide is painful, 12 August 2001
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

...and so is "Luv". What might've been a mod, madcap romantic comedy is just an exercise in shouting (you'll never forget that Jack Lemmon plays "Harry"--it's all you hear from the other performers). A suicidal man is brought down from a bridge-railing by an old school friend who has other plans for the guy: fix him up with his unhappy wife so he can marry a fitness enthusiast. The story certainly had satiric possibilities, few of which are realized. One is tempted to put the blame for this mess on Lemmon (who does some uncharacteristically sloppy slapstick here), but Clive Donner's direction should bear the brunt of it--he has no clue how to present this material. Based on the play, "Luv" has bright opening moments but soon sinks into theatrical clichés, the kind that creak and wheeze with age. Worse, it's a visual insult, with tatty color photography that only serves to expose the cheap production. What a shame! Lemmon and Peter Falk (so good together in the earlier "The Great Race") make no music together, and Elaine May struggles for dignity. I struggled through "Luv" and laughed maybe three times. *1/2 from ****

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