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Love Among the Ruins (1975)

An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover, and is still in love with her, although she doesn't know it. She realizes that the ... See full summary »

Director:

George Cukor

Writer:

James Costigan
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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katharine Hepburn ... Jessica Medlicott
Laurence Olivier ... Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones
Colin Blakely ... J.F. Devine
Richard Pearson ... Druce
Joan Sims ... Fanny Pratt
Leigh Lawson ... Alfred Pratt
Gwen Nelson ... Hermione Davis
Robert Harris ... The Judge
Peter Reeves Peter Reeves ... Maiden
John Blythe ... Tipstall
Arthur Hewlett ... The Usher
John Dunbar John Dunbar ... The Clerk of the Court
Ian Sinclair Ian Sinclair ... Pratt's Solicitor
Mervyn Pascoe Mervyn Pascoe ... 1st Barrister
Colin Thomas Colin Thomas ... 2nd Barrister
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An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover, and is still in love with her, although she doesn't know it. She realizes that the only way to win this case and protect her assets is to destroy her reputation. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The star teaming of Katharine Hepburn and Sir Laurence Olivier was the result of the suggestion of Katharine Hepburn. See more »

Goofs

The premise of the movie is invalid because only women could sue for breach of promise to marry, not men. See more »

Quotes

Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones: Are you dining at home?
Druce: Yes, Alice expects me. Here, um, will you come too? Are you free?
Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones: My dear boy, I am freedom's prisoner.
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Featured in Starring Katharine Hepburn (1981) See more »

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A wonderful, witty love story with Hollywood greats!
12 February 2001 | by sweetmeadowsfarmSee all my reviews

Witty dialogue and a great script, combined with acting greats Hepburn and Olivier, prove that our memories persist, the decisions of our past are never really left behind us, and that love is not reserved for the "under 30" set!!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Entre Ruínas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ABC Circle Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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