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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ottilie Harsham Trafford / Tracy Fletcher
... Colin Trafford
... Tom Lewis
... Sir Henry Larnstein
Geraldine Gardner ... Sylvia (as Trudi Van Doorn)
... Stella (as Geraldine Moffatt)
... Johnny Prescott
Dudley Foster ... Grimshaw
... Geraldine Lambert
... Jack Kahn
Lyn Ashley ... Jennifer
Neil McCallum ... Jimmy
Angus MacKay ... Dr. Rankin (as Angus Mackay)
... Telford
Edward Cast ... Jenkins
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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 the Second World War had never occurred, mankind had not yet traveled 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 who he instantly falls in love with but who his alternate self never cared for. 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 he fell in love with in ... Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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29 October 1971 (Ireland)  »

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Ai o motomete  »

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In the parallel universe, Leslie Howard is still alive and still acting in 1971 as World War II never occurred. In reality, Howard was killed when his plane was shot down by a Luftwaffe maritime aircraft carrier over the Bay of Biscay on June 1, 1943. See more »

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refreshing and though-provoking
10 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

What a powerful and thought-provoking movie. It was refreshing to see Joan Collins in such a different role! She plays such a sweet and gentle person! The whole idea of the movie, alternate realities, is a subject I think many people are intrigued with. I know I feel it is entirely possible - or rather, I am HOPING it is!!! Also, it was done so well, the switching back and forth between the two worlds, that it felt seamless. The intensity builds as the scientist's learns of problems he alone can remedy with this switching of realities. It's a race in time. I saw this film in the 80's. I had turned on the TV one night, very late, and it was just starting. For years now, I have been trying to find it, to watch again. It left me with such a dreamy, anything-is-possible type of feeling!


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