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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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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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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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 (1946) See more »

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THE GIFT OF LOVE
Written by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Vic Damone behind credits
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Evelyn Rudie was adorable.
27 September 2012 | by kiaora-1See all my reviews

Maybe not as good as Sentimental Journey - 1946, but then I've never seen the original. I did enjoy watching The Gift Of Love, if only for little Hitty (Evelyn Rudie). She was so adorable and I've always liked Lauren Bacall and Robert Stack. I don't think this movie was at all bad, as some have purported it to be. It was the 50s and movies were like that. B movie or not, it's certainly better than the garbage you see today. Just look at all the remakes of many movies today; they're all terribly done. I can't help being partial to classics and old movies because I was a child in the 50s. Some of my favorite moments were watching these movies. Unlike today's TV fare, you could always expect to watch something entertaining, and without all of the foul language, sexual content, etc. that you generally see today.


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