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Reuben, Reuben (1983)

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A drunken Scottish poet who hasn't written a word in years feels compelled to regain control of his life and work after meeting a beautiful young woman.

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Gowan McGland
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Geneva Spofford
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Frank Spofford
Joel Fabiani ...
Dr. Haxby
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Bobby
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Mare Spofford
E. Katherine Kerr ...
Lucille Haxby
Rex Robbins ...
C. B. Springer
Kara Wilson ...
Edith McGland
Jack Davidson ...
George Spofford
Damon Douglas ...
Tad Springer
Robert Nichols ...
Harry Pycraft
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Dr. Ormsby
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T.V. Interviewer (as Tom McGowan)
Dan Doby ...
Alvin
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A drunken Scottish poet who hasn't written a word in years feels compelled to regain control of his life and work after meeting a beautiful young woman.

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Meet Gowan McGland, poet. He drinks and lies. Sleeps with other men's wives. He hasn't written a word in years...but every woman he meets falls in love with him.

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21 June 1984 (Australia)  »

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Dus med damerne  »

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Actor Jerome Dempsey played poet Gowan McGland in the 1967-68 Broadway stage production of Herman Shumlin's "Spofford" play. See more »

Quotes

Gowan McGland: [to Geneva] You elude me You let me kiss you No resistance But no response You're a puzzle But I can feel the warm current running under the ice Seeking out the wretch in a man And I am wretched
Gowan McGland: You have reduced me to most contemptible of creatures The lovesick swain.
Gowan McGland: So beautiful, so cool, so unattainable.
Gowan McGland: You'll never hear me mumbling inanities like 'I will get the holy grail for her'.
Gowan McGland: High spirits, unlike low, unfortunately are not infectious.
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One memorable scene after another
11 July 2000 | by (Medford, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This film is a delight from first frame to last. Tom Conti delivers an Oscar-worthy performance, and after seeing this movie you'll be wondering why you haven't seen more of him in the ensuing years. One memorable scene after another and some lines of dialogue which have been indelibly imprinted on my brain ever since. I had a hard time finding this film on tape. A shame that so many inferior movies can be had by the bushel, and gems like this get lost...


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