Romantic comedy about a pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst.

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Walter Menkes
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Wendell Thompson
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Cecil
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Martha Thompson
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Night Hotel Manager
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Derek
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Doctor Alvarez (as David De Keyser)
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Dora French
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Airline Clerk Malaga
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American Steve Blackburn, in the insurance business, is married with two kids. Vickie Allessio, a self described design "stealer" for a knockoff fashion house, is a recent divorcée with two kids. Steve and Vickie are running into each other more and more in their day to day lives in London before even knowing who the other is, which suits them both fine, as when they do finally officially meet, Steve is up front that he wants to have an affair with her, Steve who has had affairs in the past whenever his wife Gloria, who is from old money, isn't around which is currently the case as she is in the States visiting her parents. Vickie, in turn, is up front that she is amenable to a no-strings affair with him under specific circumstances, namely that it be at least a classy short term affair, meaning no cheap motels, and preferably a weekend away somewhere warm. Able to arrange a business trip to Málaga, Spain, for a week, Steve convinces Vickie to change their agreed weekend to a week and... Written by Huggo

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They had the perfect love affair. Until they fell in love. See more »

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9 August 1973 (Netherlands)  »

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Een slippertje met allure  »

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Glenda Jackson's Oscar win for this movie was so shocking to viewers of the ceremony that a recount was considered for the votes The Oscar was rumored to be going to Marsha Mason for Cinderella Liberty or Ellen Burstyn for The Exorcist as they were the front runners See more »

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At 1:00:06, a camera shadow is on Vickie as she crosses the room. See more »

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Vickie Allessio: My one chance to get raped, and you can't get your bloody trousers off.
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Referenced in Unhappily Ever After: A Touch of Glass (1995) See more »

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All That Love Went to Waste
Written by George Barrie and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Madeline Bell
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A classic charming period comedy.
26 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot summary listed on this website for this movie does the movie a great discredit. This is a charming comedy of mores that couldn't get made today because of our changing ideas of what is and is not "moral." The script sparkles with great lines and the emotional life of the film is complex. In today's world of "black and white morality" this movie will be misunderstood. It's not about philandering or cheating. It's about unexpected love and the complications of that. Today's audience won't get it, but for the generation for whom this film was made, it still touches the heart. The great music score features two terrific Sammy Cahn/George Barrie songs. One of my favorites to watch again and again.


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