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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.

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Robin Stone
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Judith Austin
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Gregory 'Greg' Austin
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Danton Miller
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Jerry Nelson
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Amanda
William Roerick ...
Cliff Dorne
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Ethel Evans
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Christie Lane
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Alfie Knight
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Tina St. Claire
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Bob Summers
Gene Baylos ...
Eddie Flynn
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Storyline

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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Jacqueline Susann's The Love Machine  »

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John Phillip Law replaced Brian Kelly in the central role of Robin Stone. Law was a last-minute substitute for Kelly, who less than two weeks prior to shooting was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that almost killed him. Law, considerably taller than Kelly, was compelled to wear some of Kelly's original wardrobe, and the too-short clothes are apparent in the final film. Jacqueline Susann had earlier said of Kelly that he was "the perfect Robin Stone". See more »

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Danton Miller: What does class have to do with television?
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Referenced in McCloud: Top of the World, Ma! (1971) See more »

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Amanda's Theme
Music by Artie Butler
Lyrics by Mark Lindsay
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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