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Director:
Writers:
Melvin Frank (written by) and
Jack Rose (written by) ...
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Release Date:
1 October 1973 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A funny thing happened to George Segal and Glenda Jackson on the way to an affair. See more »
Plot:
Romantic comedy about a pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 11 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A good movie for those who like to fantasize about forbidden love. See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Segal ... Steve Blackburn

Glenda Jackson ... Vickie Allessio

Paul Sorvino ... Walter Menkes

K Callan ... Patty Menkes
Cec Linder ... Wendell Thompson

Michael Elwyn ... Cecil
Mary Barclay ... Martha Thompson

Nadim Sawalha ... 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
Antonio Merchan ... Enrique
Hildegard Neil ... Gloria Blackburn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Clark ... Boy (uncredited)
Stuart Damon ... Man Hailing Cab at End (uncredited)
David Healy ... American (uncredited)
Donald Hewlett ... Spencer Birdsall (uncredited)
Edward Kemp ... Michael Allessio (uncredited)
Nigel Kingsley ... Extra (uncredited)
Michael McVey ... Billy Blackburn (uncredited)
James Payne ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
John Sterland ... American (uncredited)

Lisa Vanderpump ... Julia Allessio (uncredited)
Samantha Weysom ... Josie Blackburn (uncredited)

Directed by
Melvin Frank 
 
Writing credits
Melvin Frank (written by) and
Jack Rose (written by)

Marvin Frank  story "She Loves Me, She Told Me So Last Night"

Produced by
Peter Beale .... associate producer
Melvin Frank .... producer
Roger Moore .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Cameron 
 
Cinematography by
Austin Dempster 
 
Film Editing by
Bill Butler 
 
Casting by
Lesley De Pettit 
 
Production Design by
Terence Marsh 
 
Art Direction by
Alan Tomkins  (as Alan Tompkins)
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
 
Makeup Department
Tony Sforzini .... makeup artist
Bobbie Smith .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Al Burgess .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Relph .... assistant director
Nigel Wooll .... second assistant director
Michael Green .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
George Ball .... property master
Peter Dukelow .... construction manager
Peter Howitt .... set dresser
Stuart Craig .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Brian Blamey .... dubbing editor
Peter Desbois .... sound camera operator
Gus Lloyd .... boom operator
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
Peter Sutton .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Bob Simmons .... stunt and fight arranger
Vic Armstrong .... stunt double: George Segal (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator
John Jay .... still photographer
John Palmer .... focus puller
Roy Larner .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ron Taberer .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ray Beck .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Gary Shepherd .... assistant editor
Noel Rogers .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Cameron .... conductor
 
Other crew
Polly Bergen .... cosmetics
Len Cave .... production accountant
Brian Doyle .... publicist
Joseph E. Levine .... presenter
Constance Willis .... continuity (as Connie Willis)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
106 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: At 13:24, position of the items on the desk change.See more »
Quotes:
Vicki:My one chance to get raped, and you can't get your bloody trousers off.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Look Back at the 'Joshua Tree' (2013) (V)See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A good movie for those who like to fantasize about forbidden love., 5 January 2006
Author: bethmorris2002 from United States

I saw this movie in 1976 and loved it. It was the first time I saw a movie where a woman had an affair with a married man that made me sympathize with the woman. At the same time I also felt sorry for the man, but not as much because he lied to her about his marriage making her think he wasn't happy with his wife and that their marriage was a sham. I've tried several times to rent this movie but have not been able to find it. I've tried all the main rental places such as Hastings, Hollywood Video and several smaller mom and pop type video rental places, but all to no avail The movie is good because it shows all the pitfalls of getting involved with someone who is married and yet has a tenderness about it that makes you understand why it happens. It is good for young girls to see because they can see how a man can take advantage of a gullible young woman by saying the right things. At the same time, it is interesting that the lead female role play by Glenda Jackson is anything but gullible in every other way. She is a strong woman with a strong personality who speaks up for herself but falls into the all too often belief that her love can make all the difference and that their love is so unique and wonderful that it cannot possibly fail and that he will leave his wife for her because he cannot live without her. Unfortunately, real life is not like fantasy and the practical takes over when the sun rises on the often cold reality of the pain and financial strain that breaking off a relationship can bring. Also, this man like many others didn't want to leave his marriage he just wanted to have an affair to fill whatever voids were there real or imagined. Still, I liked this movie and have often thought about it over the years. For me this is the true test of how effectively a story touches me.

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