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Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (1986)

Katharine Hepburn as Mrs. Delafield, a widow who falls in love with her Jewish doctor - to her and his children's objection.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Margaret Delafield
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Doreen Delafield
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George Parker
Brenda Forbes ...
Gladys Parker
Charles Frank ...
Chipper Delafield
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Dr. Marvin Elias
Suzanne Lederer ...
Shirley Elias
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David Elias
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Horton Delafield
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Sarah
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Frieda
Daphne Goldrick ...
Karen
Tom Heaton ...
Harrison
Antony Holland ...
Reverend Brooks
Norma MacMillan ...
Miss Fry (as Norma Macmillan)
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A well-to-do widow shocks her snobbish WASP family when she announces that she has fallen in love with her Jewish doctor. His family is equally devastated by the news leading both individuals to have to fight the prejudices of their families and of their narrow-minded neighbors. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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30 March 1986 (USA)  »

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Alter schützt vor Liebe nicht  »

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Was filmed in Vancouver, Canada. The original wedding scene was to be filmed at St. Paul's Anglican church, but the church was deemed too fancy and filming proceeded at St Francis's. See more »

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Great Late Kate
13 May 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This made-for-CBS film is a tailor-made TV vehicle for the great Kate. Her chemistry with Harold Gould is warm in a prickly way -- perfect for both leads. Denholm Elliott lends marvelous supporting work -- as per usual -- moving things along nicely. The normally feckless Charles Frank is surprisingly compelling as the lone child more interested in Kate's happiness than improving his own financial situation. The rest of the professional cast, led by Kathryn Walker and David Ogden Stiers, snipe and snicker capably enough but add nothing particularly new to the proceedings.

But, the opportunity to see Katherine Hepburn in one of her final leading performances as a spunky octogenarian who still considers herself worthy of love is the main reason to watch this audience-pleaser.


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