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Quest for Love (1971)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 29 October 1971 (Ireland)
After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong during a demonstration, a scientist finds himself trapped in an alternative reality that bears some similarities to our own, but also has ... See full summary »


Ralph Thomas


Terence Feely (screenplay), John Wyndham (short story: "Random Quest")




Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Collins ... Ottilie Harsham Trafford / Tracy Fletcher
Tom Bell ... Colin Trafford
Denholm Elliott ... Tom Lewis
Laurence Naismith ... Sir Henry Larnstein
Geraldine Gardner Geraldine Gardner ... Sylvia (as Trudi Van Doorn)
Geraldine Moffat ... Stella (as Geraldine Moffatt)
David Weston ... Johnny Prescott
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ... Grimshaw
Juliet Harmer ... Geraldine Lambert
Ray McAnally ... Jack Kahn
Lyn Ashley Lyn Ashley ... Jennifer
Neil McCallum Neil McCallum ... Jimmy
Angus MacKay Angus MacKay ... Dr. Rankin (as Angus Mackay)
Bernard Horsfall ... Telford
Edward Cast Edward Cast ... Jenkins


After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong during a demonstration, a scientist finds himself trapped in an alternative reality that bears some similarities to our own, but also has some striking differences. In this other reality, World War II had never occurred, mankind had not yet travelled into space, and Mt. Everest had not yet been conquered, just to name a few things. Also in this other reality, he is no longer a scientist, but rather a well-known author. He also finds that he is married to a beautiful woman with whom he instantly falls in love, but for whom his alternate self never cared. He has some difficulty convincing anyone that he is not actually who they think he is. With the help of a physics professor who believes his story, he finally manages to convince his "wife" that he is not the man she knew before. After a personal tragedy in this alternative world, he finds himself back in his own world and desperately trying to locate the woman with whom he fell in love... Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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In the parallel universe, the first human spaceflight had not yet taken place by 1971. See more »


Colin wakes up in bed to find his wife missing. He gets up and only has pyjama trousers on. He starts to put his dressing gown on. The scene moves to the drawing room and he comes into the room tying his dressing gown belt and is now seen to be wearing a pyjama jacket. See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy/Kanye West (2016) See more »

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22 January 2002 | by russ21551See all my reviews

I saw this film many years ago on a rainy Saturday afternoon. JOAN COLLINS is wonderful if you liked the "CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER" episode of the original STAR TREK and don't need special effects to enjoy a great story you will like this film. Unfortunately I have not been able to find it on T.V. since. It is not available on video. If anyone out there has a copy they made from broadcast on T.V. or knows when it will be on again please e-mail me. I am also interested in any similar time travel/fantasy type movies and have a small collection I am willing to share. Thank you.

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29 October 1971 (Ireland) See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
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