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The Gift of Love (1978)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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Beth Atherton: What time is it?
Rudi Miller: [Pulls out a pocket watch] It is eleven precisely.
Beth Atherton: How beautiful. May I?
Rudi Miller: Of course.
[Hands watch to Beth]
Beth Atherton: Aren't you afraid you'll lose it, carrying it in your pocket like that without a chain?
Rudi Miller: I nearly did once. A hooligan tried to take it from me!
[They laugh softly]
Rudi Miller: It is my most prized possession. It belong to my father and his father before him... and well, I value it as you do you hair.
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Very Sweet and Romantic
13 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Marie Osmond plays a rich girl being raised by her uncle and aunt (June Lockhart). Her guardians encourage a courtship and possible marriage to a nice but boring guy (James Woods). Osmond does not want to spend the rest of her life as pampered wife who does nothing but give society parties. She meets an immigrant, played by Timothy Bottoms, and they fall in love. However, her guardians disapprove of the match because Osmond's late mother allegedly threw her life away by falling in love with a poor man. Bottoms has his own problems--he's only supposed to stay in America long enough to make a little money, then go back home and enter into an arranged marriage.

This movie is based on an O. Henry story called, "The Gift of the Magi". It's a very sweet and romantic tale with a Christmas theme. Osmond and Bottoms are very believable as the young couple.


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