On Valentine's Day is the central film in Horton Foote's semi-autobiographical trilogy that also includes Courtship and 1918. It is a nearly verbatim retelling of his stage play and the sets and costumes.

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On Valentine's Day is the central film in Horton Foote's semi-autobiographical trilogy that also includes Courtship and 1918. It is a nearly verbatim retelling of his stage play and the sets and costumes.

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One of my favorites. It has a haunting nostalgia. Done in such excellent taste. Two of my favorite lines, "my mother was an aristocrat." And "are you the son I had by Mary?" I enjoy using both quotes. People seem to enjoy both, even though they have no idea What I am talking about. Ken Harrison is a true genius. It is unfortunate this movie was not publicized. A couple of the actors are known to me, but most I have seldom seen. This movie is about a bygone era and is filmed around waxahachie Texas . This is truly a beautiful movie about small town Texas. Horton foote is the author, who also wrote the screenplay for To Kill A Mockingbird.


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