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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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O'Henry and Narrator
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Alfred Browning
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Mary O'Halloran
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Franz Hollner
Fred Stuthman ...
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Mrs. Mooney
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Maeve O'Halloran
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Liesl's Mother
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Browning Servant
Ray Duke ...
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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Franz Hollner: [to Mary] And when Rudy told me, I said he must be mistaken.
Rudi Miller: There is no mistake. The young lady was playing a cruel trick common to people in her station!
Franz Hollner: [to Mary] And you allowed it, which forces me to change my estimation of you.
Rudi Miller: I too would have though better of you.
Mary O'Halloran: [Angry] Stop, both of you! What you're saying to me, well maybe I deserve it. But all that stuff about Beth, that's just rubbish!
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Mary O'Halloran: "A cruel trick common to people in her station." What station? This isn't Europe and all! ...
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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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