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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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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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Alfred Pratt
Gwen Nelson ...
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 ...
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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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First, final, and only ever film and television collaboration of legendary actors Laurence Olivier and Katharine Hepburn. See more »

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Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones: Are you dining at home?
Druce: Yes, Alice expects me. Here, um, will you come too? Are you free?
Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones: My dear boy, I am freedom's prisoner.
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Referenced in Til Debt Do U$ Part: Love Among the Ruins (2007) See more »

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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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