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The Gift of Love (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  8 December 1978 (USA)
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Beth Atherton
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Rudi Miller
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Agnes
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Constance Schuyler
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William Schuyler
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Hack Driver
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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: It is hard for me to keep my anger in while you're looking so beautiful.
Beth Atherton: [Mad] Your anger? You were deliberately making fools of Alfred and me!
Rudi Miller: Don't you think I deserve a bit of revenge?
Beth Atherton: No!
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Beth Atherton: What have I done to you?
Rudi Miller: You've allowed me to fall in love with you, even though you're engaged to another man.
Beth Atherton: [Guilty] I didn't mean to do all that.
Rudi Miller: None the less, you did.
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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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