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Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 23 February 1952 (USA)
The dancing teacher Anastacia "Stacie" Macaboy (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) falls in love with the smart theatre agent Jud Parker (Larry Parks). He likes her, too, but does not want to give up ... See full summary »

Director:

Stanley Donen
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Larry Parks ... Jud Parker
Elizabeth Taylor ... Anastacia (Stacie) Macaboy
Josephine Hutchinson ... Mrs. Macaboy
Tom Tully ... Mr. Charles E. Macaboy
Ann Doran ... Mrs. Levoy
Elinor Donahue ... Pattie Marie Levoy (as Elinor Donohue)
Kathleen Freeman ... Mrs. Kahrney
Doreen McCann Doreen McCann ... Albertina Kahrney
Alex Gerry ... Hamlet
Dick Wessel ... Smittie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Lee ... Little Boy
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Storyline

The dancing teacher Anastacia "Stacie" Macaboy (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) falls in love with the smart theatre agent Jud Parker (Larry Parks). He likes her, too, but does not want to give up his solo life at all. Thus she plans a trap for him. Written by Volker Boehm

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Taglines:

It's Liz in a Whiz of a Racy Romance!

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Comedy | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Gene Kelly: See more »

Goofs

In the opening wide establishing shot of the Hotel Astor, the entire ground floor is boarded up for remodeling and the front entrance is blocked off. However, in the next shot, Jud walks out the front door, which is now fully remodeled, and none of the ground level is boarded up. See more »

Quotes

Anastacia Macaboy: I had no idea you had to work this hard to get married!
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Soundtracks

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on the piano at the dance school
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Entertaining
27 February 2003 | by willramsSee all my reviews

Stanley Dornen directed this cute love story about a dancing teacher (wow Taylor really is gorgeous here) and she goes to New York for a convention but gets sidetracked into her first love affair with Larry Parks, who really doesn't want to give up his solo life. Things change at the dancing school where people talk about it like a big scandal as she is so much younger than he. But with all the waiting and shenanigans they finally end up in eachother's arms after a false wedding announcement. The story is cute, the dancing is terrific, and acting is superb, and even a Giant Baseball player, George Metkovich is in it. Larry Parks was the Giant fan.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nunca el amor fue más bello See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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