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A live-theater production which Elizabeth Taylor stars as Emily Loomis, a professor of ancient history at a small California college, who reluctantly agrees to rent a room in her house to one of the new students named Stewart Anderson. Both happen to be loners (she with a secret past) and although they initially get on each others nerves, they eventually realize the rapport to help one another emerge from their emotional shells. Written by Anonymous

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17 November 1978 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Return Engagement (#28.1)  »

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Miss Taylor's costumes were by Edith Head, with some personal input from her as well. Mr. Allen, the choreographer, witnessed an impromptu collaboration between the two, together sketching on a piece of cardboard. Seeing Miss Head didn't need it (it then being in her head) and it was being left behind, he asked for it, having them each sign it. See more »

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Dr. Emily Loomis: The first thing I'm going to teach you is how to work... and then I'm going to work you until you drop!
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This teleplay was nominated for an Emmy-
16 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is a story of a professor, her secret past, and her friendship with a young man (Joseph Bottoms), to whom she rents the upstairs of her house.

If you can accept the idea of Elizabeth Taylor as a professor, this is a good little story. It turns out she had a measure of fame in her past life, and it takes Joseph Bottoms' character to bring her out of her shell.

It was nice to see Taylor in a not-over-the top role, as an ordinary middle-aged woman, and the friendship she develops with a young student, as a remedy for her loneliness and isolation. 9/10


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