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A Touch of Class (1973)

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

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Cast

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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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Ian Thompson ...
Derek
Ève Karpf ...
Miss Ramos (as Eve Karpf)
David de Keyser ...
Doctor Alvarez (as David De Keyser)
Gaye Brown ...
Carl Oatley ...
Bell Boy
Rebecca De Los Reyes ...
Rent-A-Car Clerk
Felipe Solano ...
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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Not since Gable battled with Colbert and Hepburn battled with Grant has comedy been such fun. Watch Segal take on Jackson. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

9 August 1973 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Een slippertje met allure  »

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Box Office

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$18,312,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David De Keyser who plays the Spanish hotel Doctor also plays the voice of A DJ on the hotel radio. See more »

Goofs

At 2:43, where Steve falls isn't where he gets up at 2:48. See more »

Quotes

Steve Blackburn: I suppose your husband likes to sleep late on Sundays?
Vickie Allessio: Yes, he does.
Steve Blackburn: I suppose you like to go home and cook him a nice big breakfast?
Vickie Allessio: No.
Steve Blackburn: Don't you like to cook?
Vickie Allessio: Oh, I love to cook.
Steve Blackburn: Doesn't he like to eat?
Vickie Allessio: He loves to eat.
Steve Blackburn: I, I don't understand.
Vickie Allessio: We have different kitchens, his is in Milan.
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Connections

Referenced in Unhappily Ever After: A Touch of Glass (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

She Loves Me, She Told Me So Last Night
Written by Melvin Frank and Marvin Frank
Sung by George Segal and Glenda Jackson
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I tell you why this is a classic(comedic)love story.
1 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

The on-screen chemistry between Glenda Jackson and George Segal is magical. This is the kind of affair everyone fantasizes about. The way the story unfolds and flows is quick and reveals all the interesting aspects of these two people who are accidentally thrown together. There is a very physical lovers' quarrel that will have the viewer laughing convulsively. There are also tears. The "Voice of Reason" in the movie is the character we both love and hate. I lost count at 31,the number of times I have watched this movie. After all these years, it is still one of the great love stories.


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