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The Affair (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 20 November 1973
A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.

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Courtney Patterson
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Marcus Simon
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Jamie Patterson
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Jennifer (as Jamie Smith Jackson)
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Frank (as Pat Harrington)
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Mr. Patterson
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Bobbie
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Mrs. Patterson
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Howard
Anna Aries ...
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Peter
Brett Ericson ...
Evan
Robert Stull ...
Michael
Anna Karen ...
Willa
Paul Pepper ...
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It was love at first sight for Marcus Simon an attorney when he saw Courtney Patterson a 32 year old composer crippled by polio. Marcus tries to slowly and gently remove the emotion barriers Courtney built around herself and give them both a chance at love and happiness. Written by Anonymous

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Natalie Wood was pregnant while making the movie and named her daughter Courtney Brooke Wagner after the character she played. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) See more »

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I Can't See You Anymore
Written by Renée Armand and Jim Gordon
Performed by Natalie Wood
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Complete waste of time
14 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It's difficult to know who to blame for this dreary presentation. Even the best actors are disadvantaged with a poor script and I have to say that the script has to share some of the blame for this uninteresting piece of entertainment. A few times voices are raised in heated argument but on the whole the dialogue drifts along slowly and hesitantly as each character timidly explores the possibility of an affair. Natalie Wood as Courtney does well enough as the polio victim but her scenes with Marcus (Robert Wagner)were dull and vague and I felt little sympathy for either of the characters. It is true that Courtney confined herself to her own little world and was afraid to step outside of it and let some sparks fly. Some tighter direction might have helped too with Courtney delivering a greater feeling of her frustration. For me the projection of the feelings of the characters was missing. There was little drama to speak of.

So don't waste your time on this one. There are plenty of good dramas around


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