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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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Rudi Miller: Never before have I see hair of such luxurious length. Tell me, has it never been cut?
Beth Atherton: No.
Rudi Miller: Then whoever issued that command was very wise!
Beth Atherton: It was my father, and he did not issue commands. I had Scarlett Fever when I was three, and I had to have my hair cut off. When it grew back, my father asked me never to cut it again... and I never will.
Rudi Miller: You speak of you father in a past tense. Nicht wahr?
Beth Atherton: Both my parents died when I was a child.
Rudi Miller: Yesterday?
Beth Atherton: I'm 18!
Rudi Miller: [laughs] Forgive me?
Beth Atherton: Ok. Now please get out.
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Very Sweet and Romantic
13 July 2002 | by (Chicago, USA) – 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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