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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
The dancing needed for Elizabeth Taylor in this production, though slight, was directed by Broadway & Hollywood choreographer, Martin Allen, known also as the associate to Oscar-winning Oona White. See more »
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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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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