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Love Among the Ruins (1975)

An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover and is still in love with her, although she doesn't know it. She realizes that the ... See full summary »

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Jessica Medlicott
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Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones
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J.F. Devine
Richard Pearson ...
Druce
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Fanny Pratt
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Alfred Pratt
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Hermione Davis
Robert Harris ...
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Peter Reeves ...
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John Blythe ...
Tipstall
Arthur Hewlett ...
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John Dunbar ...
The Clerk of the Court
Ian Sinclair ...
Pratt's Solicitor
Mervyn Pascoe ...
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Colin Thomas ...
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An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover and is still in love with her, although she doesn't know it. She realizes that the only way to win this case and protect her assets is to destroy her reputation. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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6 March 1975 (USA)  »

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Amor Entre Ruínas  »

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This was Laurence Olivier and Katharine Hepburn's only film together. See more »

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Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones: And what is your age?
Jessica Medlicott: [smiling, nervous and not speaking for several seconds]
Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones: Did you not hear the question that I asked?
Jessica Medlicott: I heard your question. I could not believe that you asked it.
Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones: Don't you want the jury to know how old you are?
Jessica Medlicott: I cannot think that it is any of their business. I don't know their ages, why should they know mine?
[continuing smiling while people in the courtroom chuckle]
The Judge: Silence!
Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones: Ah, so you won't say in what year you were born then?
Jessica Medlicott: I was born in the year of my birth.
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Sheer joy as two acting legends act magnificently together
26 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is a sheer delight. Actually there are no words to do justice to the performances of Katherine Hepburn and Lord Olivier. What a loss that they they had not acted together before. What a miracle that they did this once - and, oh, how they did.

Rush out and buy the DVD of this gem of film making. See what true cinema is all about. See how actors, screen writer and director can make screen magic together.

No need of violence, foul language, car chases, pyrotechnics or tawdry s*x scenes {I do not want my comment deleted because a I used a word regarded as unseemly on the Internet).

How marvelous to have this film as a reminder of the genius of acting greats and as a reminder of what makes a cinema classic - talent, quality writing, & direction to draw out such wonderful performances

  • and both actors were 68 years old when they performed with such


talent and energy to weave this cinema magic together.

No wonder Lord Olivier described working with Ms Hepburn on this "made-for-television" film as one of, if not THE, highlight of his long and distinguished acting career.

Greyollie, Australia.


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