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At Long Last Love (1975)

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... See full summary »

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter Bogdanovich's At Long Last Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,270,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,450,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The art direction, set direction, and production design are reminiscent of 1930s films by art director and production designer Van Nest Polglase. See more »

Quotes

[Rodney, is driving Michael early in the morning]
Michael Oliver Pritchard III: What time is it Rod?
Rodney James: Six, sir.
Michael Oliver Pritchard III: Six?
Rodney James: Six.
Michael Oliver Pritchard III: Umm, I'm sick and tired of six.
Rodney James: Sir?
Michael Oliver Pritchard III: Why isn't it seven? Or even eight?
Rodney James: Well, it was just five recently, sir, and six comes before seven. And eight.
Michael Oliver Pritchard III: Oh, yes. I suppose there's a logic to that somewhere. But it's too tiring to think about.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Irreconcilable Differences (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Most Gentleman Don't Like Love
(uncredited)
Words and Music by Cole Porter
Performed by Eileen Brennan, Madeline Kahn and Cybill Shepherd
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Terrible in a way that is nearly impossible to grasp
7 July 1999 | by M. DavidSee all my reviews

Remember the scene in the remake of "The Fly" when Gena Davis and Jeff Goldblum are tasting a steak and then tasting a steak that has been sent through the molecular transporter? The reaction is that the transported steak tastes "synthetic", like a computer's "interpretation" of what a steak is. That's the same sensation you get with "At Long Last Love". Bogdanovich, heady with success and power, decided that he could make a "live" musical, the way they had to make them in the Thirties. "Hey, I know what Musicals are made of!" you can imagine him saying. What he didn't understand was casting and historical context. His musical is plastic, inept, and grotesquely embarrassing. It is a "must-see" for your All-Time Worst Movies list, along with John Boorman's "The Heretic: Exorcist II". It's that bad.


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