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The Love Machine (1971)

R | | Drama | 27 August 1971 (USA)
An ambitious TV newscaster has an affair with the wife of a network executive to get a promotion.



(novel), (screenplay) (as Samuel Taylor)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Stone
Judith Austin
Gregory 'Greg' Austin
Danton Miller
Jerry Nelson
Jodi Wexler ...
William Roerick ...
Cliff Dorne
Maureen Arthur ...
Ethel Evans
Christie Lane
Clinton Greyn ...
Alfie Knight
Maggie Stewart
Alexandra Hay ...
Tina St. Claire
Amazon Woman
Bob Summers
Gene Baylos ...
Eddie Flynn


Robin Stone, an ambitious, sex driven TV news anchor catches the eye of Judith Austin, the wife of network executive Greg Austin. She pressures Greg into promoting him to a higher position and before long, he is running the network while Greg recovers from a massive coronary. Meanwhile, Robin dumps his model girlfriend Amanda and begins an affair with Judith. But Robin soon strays with an assortment of girls. Apart from the sexual liaisons, he's at constant odds with the network. When Greg begins to recover and wants to take back his reign, he gets considerable resistance from Robin. So Greg considers harsher methods to oust Robin from his former position and regain control of the network. Written by alfiehitchie

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27 August 1971 (USA)  »

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The IBC acronym for the television media organization stood for the "International Broadcasting Company". See more »


Jerry Nelson: Dearheart! I am handy, aren't I? 'She beginning to crowd you already? Ah, my Robin you do play rough.
Jerry Nelson: Have you ever felt anything for anyone? I don't mean just girls, I mean a friend?
Robin Stone: I wouldn't know. I never had one.
Jerry Nelson: Not even me? Oh, Robin...
Robin Stone: The thing I like about you, Jerry, is that you never make a pass.
Jerry Nelson: I'm biding my time.
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Referenced in The Erotic Director (1971) See more »


He's Moving On
Music by Bryan Wells
Lyrics by Ruth Batchelor
Sung by Dionne Warwick
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At least one good performance
15 October 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Even though this film was nothing special as such, I am drawn to comment on at least one factor that ruled in its favour - that of the lead female performer in the film, Dyan Cannon. In spite of the film's ridiculous storyline and what she goes through here, hers was the best acting job in the film, making the unbelievable seem more plausible. Her raucous scene with the gay photographer David Hemmings has to be seen to be believed. Good work, Dyan.

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