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Return Engagement (1978)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 17 November 1978
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 ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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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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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 »

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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-
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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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