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A Rage to Live (1965)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 November 1965 (Sweden)
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A woman's sexual compulsions threaten to destroy her marriage.

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Grace Caldwell, a young Pennsylvania newspaper heiress living with her widowed mother, has trouble restraining herself when it comes to the amorous attentions of young men. As word starts to spread about her behavior, Grace becomes a major source of heartache for her mother and a big source of concern to her brother, Brock. One evening, at a Christmas party, Grace meets Sidney Tate, a gentleman farmer. They fall in love, and he asks her to marry him. Grace accepts, but only after making it clear that there are some things about her past she's not at all proud of. Sidney is taken aback by Grace's candid admission, but still wants to marry her. Grace promises to be faithful to Sidney; it's a promise she has every intention of keeping, until a former casual acquaintance, Roger Bannon, re-enters her life. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Take it easy Grace...! Think of a good lie to tell your husband. Tell him you're late because the car broke down ...tell him anything! See more »

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12 November 1965 (Sweden)  »

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John O'Hara's A Rage to Live  »

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Walter Mirisch wanted his " West Side story " Maria, Natalie Wood, to play the lead. See more »

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Grace Caldwell: All right, you win. You get your dull little story off your big manly chest, but you make it fast, huh?
Roger Bannon: Right.
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Roger Bannon: From the first time I saw you -- and that was five years ago, when I worked for Lanigan and Doyle -- I haven't been able to stop looking. Not that I wanted to stop. Looking at you became one of the big pleasures of my life. Maybe the biggest. It got so I had you memorized. But I didn't realize that until I was overseas for a while. Then, all the other things began to get hazy. ...
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Rage To Live
Music by Art Ferrante and Lou Teicher
Lyrics by Noel Sherman
Performed on two pianos by Art Ferrante (as Ferrante) and Lou Teicher (as Teicher)
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Entertaining In The Way Eating A Quart of Ice Cream Could Be Called Nourishing
3 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

This thing is dreadful.. It treats "nymphomania" as if it were transmissible. I hope no teenaged girls saw, and were terrified by, this thing when it came out. It could have had lasting ill effects on their psyches. It probably got a far wider release than "The Naked Kiss," which came out at around the same time, is about a woman with "a reputation," and is infinitely superior.


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