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At Long Last Love (1975)

Four socialite old friends unexpectedly clash, and switch partners during a party and attempt to make each other jealous.


Peter Bogdanovich




Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Michael Oliver Pritchard III
Cybill Shepherd ... Brooke Carter
Madeline Kahn ... Kitty O'Kelly
Duilio Del Prete ... Johnny Spanish
Eileen Brennan ... Elizabeth
John Hillerman ... Rodney James
Mildred Natwick ... Mabel Pritchard
Quinn K. Redeker ... Kitty's Boyfriend (as Quinn Redeker)
J. Edward McKinley ... Billings (Poker Party)
John Stephenson ... Abbott (Poker Party)
Peter Dane Peter Dane ... Williams (Poker Party)
William Paterson William Paterson ... Murray (Poker Party)
Lester Dorr ... Doorman
Liam Dunn ... Harry
Elvin Moon Elvin Moon ... Elevator Boy


This film was Peter Bogdanovich's homage to musical comedies of the 1930s. A millionaire named Michael Oliver Pritchard III and a singer named Kitty O'Kelly meet and fall in love. Meanwhile, an indigent woman named Brooke Carter and an Italian gambler named Johnny Spanish meet and fall in love. All four people meet each other and become friends (actually, Kitty and Brooke had been friends since high-school), and soon, Brooke's crude, fun-loving maid Elizabeth falls in love with Michael's valet Rodney James. Later on, Michael and Brooke fall in love, and Kitty and Johnny decide to follow them around. In order to make Brooke and Michael jealous, they try to look like they are falling in love as well. Eventually, Michael and Johnny get into a fight but then immediately make up. Soon, Brooke and Kitty make up. The two couples pair off successfully and they live happily ever after. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Musical


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According to Film Threat, this film has been out of official circulation for so many years that most people only know of it by reputation. See more »


Elizabeth: Well, what do they call you, big boy?
Rodney James: Rodney James.
Elizabeth: "Rod".
Rodney James: That, I'm afraid, is the diminutive.
Elizabeth: Well, I'll bet you ain't.
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Crazy Credits

The Camera begins on a silver music box on which rest bas-reliefs of the 4 principals, they dance to a song and then the camera pans around Kitty Kelly's sumptuous black-and white art deco penthouse. See more »

Alternate Versions

Swedish cinema version had following songs deleted/shortened: "From Alpha to Omega" and "I love Him" was removed; "Which", "At Long Last Love", "Let's Misbehave" and "Just One of Those things" were shortened. See more »


Referenced in Irreconcilable Differences (1984) See more »


I Loved Him (But He Didn't Love Me)
Words and Music by Cole Porter
Performed by Madeline Kahn and Cybill Shepherd
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One of the Best Worst
2 January 2007 | by hill-richardSee all my reviews

This is one I have saved-One of the few that is so bad I show it to friends for laughs-Inept out of tune singing is over reached by ludicrous clumsy dancing- No one is in step!!! Even in a publicity still I saw.Bad singing is no problem if it is part of a good natured joke in movies like Paint Your Wagon-Lee Marvin-Clint Eastwood??? Singing??? SURE!! Why not???In At Long Last Love the plot is equal to the rest of the film-so dumb it's fun ___The back story seems to be Bogdanovich and Shepherd were an item and he decided to make her STAR with ready made Cole Porter songs and a 30's setting which had served him so well previously. Love is indeed blind, his critical judgement was lost behind and the result? A Classic- I save it with Plan 9 from Outer Space & Oasis of the Zombies to show when everyone is ready for silly!!

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Release Date:

1 March 1975 (USA) See more »

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Peter Bogdanovich's At Long Last Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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