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The Woman He Loved (1988)

The love story between American divorcee Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, that ended in his abdication for the woman he loved.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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The love story between American divorcee Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, that ended in his abdication for the woman he loved.

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3 April 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nő, akit szeretett  »

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Trivia

The last screen appearance to date (2006) of Olivia de Havilland. See more »

Goofs

In one funeral flashback set in 1972, the coffin is carried in with the Duke of Windsor's flag, but the trumpeters have the "GR" cipher of George V, last used in 1936. See more »

Quotes

Wallis Simpson: I hope it doesn't rain and spoil everything.
Prince of Wales: I thought you like the rain.
Wallis Simpson: I was lying.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart the Murderer (1991) See more »

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A Man's a Man For a' That
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Lyrics by Robert Burns
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Love This Movie!
3 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is my favorite by far of all the dramatizations of the Edward VIII-Wallis Simpson story. My VHS tape must be nearly worn out – I hope they will put it on DVD in the USA soon.

Some scenes and dialogue have been depicted/quoted directly from Wallis and Edward: Letters 1931-1937, edited by Michael Bloch. The 1930s costumes, hair, makeup, and sets are well done, very period-authentic. There are also some cute touches, such as a scene round the piano with a group of the Prince of Wales' guests singing "A Shanty in Old Shanty Town" – a popular song of the day, and one that contains the lyric "I would give up a palace if I were a king…." I wouldn't mind if Mr. Andrews was a little more dashing and boyish as the Prince of Wales, but overall a good production.


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