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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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Walter Menkes
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Patty Menkes
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Wendell Thompson
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Cecil
Mary Barclay ...
Martha Thompson
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Night Hotel Manager
Ian Thompson ...
Derek
Ève Karpf ...
Miss Ramos (as Eve Karpf)
David de Keyser ...
Doctor Alvarez (as David De Keyser)
Gaye Brown ...
Dora French
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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They had the perfect love affair. Until they fell in love. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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9 August 1973 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Een slippertje met allure  »

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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 1:03:39, the way Steve falls on the bed changes. 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 Rhoda: A Touch of Classy (1976) See more »

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Written by John Cameron and Sammy Cahn
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Jackson excels in lightweight fluff
4 March 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A love story with a built-in dead end: they're crazy about each other, but he's already married. Attempt to recapture the sophisticated romantic-comedies of yesteryear is put to the test under a heavy-handed direction which doesn't know what it's going for, laughs or pathos (the former occasionally bumping clumsily into the latter). There's nothing wrong with a good mix of laughs and tears, but this scenario is cluttered up with too many dolts (like Paul Sorvino's "best friend" character, who is tiresome the minute we meet him) and too many montages which set no certain mood. Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson is warmly sarcastic throughout--and she's delightful working with George Segal--but their characters lost my interest after an hour or so. There's too much bickering over nothing, too much intensity melting away into love-starved giggles. The picture is a situation comedy but there are only occasional laughs, all early on. ** from ****


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