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Beth Atherton
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Agnes
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Constance Schuyler
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William Schuyler
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This is the story of two people, from totally different backgrounds and social status. The boy is a Swiss immigrant working to help his impoverished family, and the girl comes from an affluent family, and who is also engaged to someone, whom she really doesn't know or care. And she also doesn't tell him who she is. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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8 December 1978 (USA)  »

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A szerelem ajándéka  »

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Rudi Miller: [after revealing Beth's now short hair] Your hair! What have you done?
Beth Atherton: Please don't look at me like that! I had to! It was Christmas Eve, and my heart was just bursting with love that... there was this place where you can sell hair to make wigs, and I had no money and... here open this.
[Hands him his present. Rudy opens the present and reveals a small watch chain]
Beth Atherton: It's for your watch. You know how you cherish it, and I'm always afraid you'll lose it!
Rudi Miller: [Slowly hands Beth her present] .
[Whispers]
Rudi Miller: ...
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Love in action
20 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Take in this movie at Christmas or any time you want to be reminded what it really means to love someone. The protagonists are likable, the conflicts are genuine, and even the man to whom Beth Atherton is unwillingly engaged (played by James Woods) isn't the villain you'd expect; he's rather sweet and gentle in his own unique way. The antagonists are equally easy to dislike: narrow-minded, misguided, and in some cases self serving, they choose to ignore the time honoured cliché that money cannot buy happiness. This film is basically a beautiful and ironic lesson about true love wrapped in a heart-warming and reasonably entertaining story.


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