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A Touch of Class (1973)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 25 May 1973 (UK)
Romantic comedy about a pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst.

Director:

Melvin Frank
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Segal ... Steve Blackburn
Glenda Jackson ... Vickie Allessio
Paul Sorvino ... Walter Menkes
K Callan ... Patty Menkes
Cec Linder ... Wendell Thompson
Michael Elwyn ... Cecil
Mary Barclay Mary Barclay ... Martha Thompson
Nadim Sawalha ... Night Hotel Manager
Ian Thompson Ian Thompson ... Derek
Ève Karpf Ève Karpf ... Miss Ramos (as Eve Karpf)
David de Keyser David de Keyser ... Doctor Alvarez (as David De Keyser)
Gaye Brown Gaye Brown ... Dora French
Carl Oatley Carl Oatley ... Bell Boy
Rebecca De Los Reyes Rebecca De Los Reyes ... Rent-A-Car Clerk
Felipe Solano Felipe Solano ... Airline Clerk Malaga
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Storyline

American Steve Blackburn, in the insurance business, is married with two kids. Vickie Allessio, a self described design "stealer" for a knockoff fashion house, is a recent divorcée with two kids. Steve and Vickie are running into each other more and more in their day to day lives in London before even knowing who the other is, which suits them both fine, as when they do finally officially meet, Steve is up front that he wants to have an affair with her, Steve who has had affairs in the past whenever his wife Gloria, who is from old money, isn't around which is currently the case as she is in the States visiting her parents. Vickie, in turn, is up front that she is amenable to a no-strings affair with him under specific circumstances, namely that it be at least a classy short term affair, meaning no cheap motels, and preferably a weekend away somewhere warm. Able to arrange a business trip to Málaga, Spain, for a week, Steve convinces Vickie to change their agreed weekend to a week and... Written by Huggo

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They had the perfect love affair. Until they fell in love. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Glenda Jackson was not present at the Academy Awards Ceremony when she won her Best Actress Oscar for A Touch of Class (1973). The film's writer-director-producer Melvin Frank accepted the gong on her behalf. Lost and Found (1979) was the pair's first cinema movie collaboration since Jackson's Oscar win for Best Actress in a Leading Role See more »

Goofs

At 7:08, when Vickie gets out of the cab, the position of the window changes. See more »

Quotes

Man Hailing Cab at End: Taxi!
Vickie Allessio: Oh!
Man Hailing Cab at End: Would you care to share it?
Vickie Allessio: Are you married?
Man Hailing Cab at End: Yeah.
Vickie Allessio: You take it.
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Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

All That Love Went to Waste
Written by George Barrie and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Madeline Bell
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Bittersweet
13 October 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Bittersweet comedy helped immeasurably by the chemistry of the stars and the skill of their performances. Glenda is brash and delicate in equal measure, George bombastic but good natured. While it shows the pitfalls of infidelity it doesn't judge its characters for their choices and actually presents all the relationships, including Glenda's gay assistant's, evenhandedly rather surprising for the 70's. As far as her receiving an Oscar for this performance, she's sprightly and more relaxed than she usually was on screen but I doubt that even she expected to grab the prize for what is a customary solid job but hardly extraordinary.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 May 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Touch of Class See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,312,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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