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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 realistic movie about a love affair 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)
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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)
 
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106 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Goofs:
Continuity: At 2:43, where Steve falls isn't where he gets up at 2:48.See more »
Quotes:
Vicki:I'm sorry to bother you at this late hour, but do you have oregano?
Dora French:Christ, I hope not! I had a checkup last week.
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A realistic movie about a love affair, 20 June 2003
Author: Lawson from Singapore

A Touch of Class starts off being about a married cad's misadventures in attempting to hook up with a divorced woman who's up for the no-strings-attached sex. It makes the movie's title somewhat ironic, doesn't it?

More than likely, "A Touch of Class" refers to double-Oscar winner Glenda Jackson (Women in Love and this movie), who's just about one of the classiest actresses I've seen. Beautiful, regal, and armed with acerbic British wit, she's the perfect foil to the brash and American George Segal, who incidentally looks just about the same 30 years ago as he does now in Just Shoot Me, except with a better body.

A Touch of Class demonstrates how opposites attract - something I've very familiar with. It's a romantic comedy but its comedic element peaks halfway through the movie with a scene in which the two leads engage in an all-out battle that culminates in a clothes fight and a sex fumble. After that, it's primarily about the two trying to make their love affair work despite Segal's marriage. A successful romantic movie draws us into its convolutions by making us care for its characters and what become of them, which A Touch of Class achieves by giving us the realistic trials and tribulations of an extramarital couple.

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