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Love Among the Ruins (1975)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Comedy | Romance  -  6 March 1975 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Jessica Medlicott
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Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones
Colin Blakely ...
J.F. Devine
Richard Pearson ...
Druce
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Fanny Pratt
Leigh Lawson ...
Alfred Pratt
Gwen Nelson ...
Hermione Davis
Robert Harris ...
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Peter Reeves ...
Maiden
John Blythe ...
Tipstall
Arthur Hewlett ...
The Usher
John Dunbar ...
The Clerk of the Court
Ian Sinclair ...
Pratt's Solicitor
Mervyn Pascoe ...
1st Barrister
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 RuĂ­nas  »

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In 1973 on the Dick Cavett Show, Katharine Hepburn famously remarked that she regretted never having worked professionally with Laurence Olivier. Two years later they made this film together. See more »

Quotes

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?
Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones: I was born in the year of my birth.
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Love Among the Ruins, a made- for-TV movie
1 December 2005 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

Hello, fellow admirers of this made for TV film of sheer perfection! I first watched Love Among the Ruins many years ago on TV, and was smitten by the stellar performances of Hepburn and Olivier and also of the entire cast of this wonderful movie.

Comments about the movie must include praises for the music soundtrack. It is so lovely. In one scene with Jessica and Sir Arthur sitting at their table in a restaurant; Sir Arthur comments on the music being played, and sings a few of the lyrics to Jessica. Loved that scene! Also, Sir Arthur mentions the composer's name. I cannot remember it though.

In closing, I would recommend this marvelously entertaining movie to anyone; they will not be disappointed! Also, I would "Love" to own a VHS or DVD of LAtR!

CTW


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