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The Gift of Love (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | April 1958 (Austria)
Fearing she will die, a physicist's wife hopes her husband will be consoled by the orphan she adopts.

Director:

Jean Negulesco

Writers:

Luther Davis, Nelia Gardner White (article)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lauren Bacall ... Julie Beck
Robert Stack ... William 'Bill' Beck
Evelyn Rudie ... Mehitabel aka Hitty
Lorne Greene ... Grant Allan
Anne Seymour ... Miss McMasters
Edward Platt ... Dr. Jim Miller
Joseph Kearns ... Mr. Rynicker
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Storyline

Physicist Bill Beck meets and marries doctor's receptionist Julie. Five happy years later, she develops a heart condition. Afraid of leaving Bill alone by her premature demise, Julie adopts a sirupy, fantasizing orphan, Hitty. It's an uphill battle forging a relationship between the equally self-absorbed physicist and child: will she have time? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1958 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Geschenk der Liebe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Bacall's first movie after her husband, Humphrey Bogart died from cancer. See more »

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Connections

Version of Sentimental Journey (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

PREGUNTALE A LAS ESTRELLAS
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A film I would LOVE to purchase because I remember that it was very touching and memorable to me, an adolescent girl in 1958!!
27 March 2004 | by KianaDeeSee all my reviews

I don't often remember most movies beyond a year or so - if that - but for some reason this movie that I saw as a 14 year old has stayed with me all these years. In searching for that movie on the web, I came across this site and the comments made by another fan. I was struck by her saying how this movie has "haunted her" since she saw it when she was about the same age as I was! Interesting that it had the same effect on us both. I remember that Robert Stack and Lauren Bacall did a convincing, significant job in their roles and made me want to see them in every thing else I could after that. The movie was very touching, and I could imagine what it would be like to be in their shoes. One scene in the movie was Lauren reflecting on her situation, looking out an upstairs window onto the garden -- I can still picture it after all these years. How I would love to see that movie again!!


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