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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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This is the first of two television movies directed by George Cukor. The second was The Corn Is Green (1979). The latter movie also starred Katharine Hepburn, and was the last of ten collaborations between Cukor and 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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Referenced in Til Debt Do U$ Part: Love Among the Ruins (2007) See more »

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A Precious Jewel
27 August 2003 | by slr_imageSee all my reviews

I never tire of watching this tour de force of two of the most brilliant actors ever, directed by one of the greatest directors of all time. Hepburn and Olivier are riveting as they deliver James Costigan's sparkling script, handled so deftly by George Cukor. Tears, laughter and awe are mingled throughout.

The supporting cast, the costumes and the music (oh, the music!!) only add to what is already as close to a perfect film experience as one is ever to experience. It is my most fervent wish that LATR will soon be released in a decent copy on DVD. If it is, run to your nearest video store, buy it immediately, and prepare to be dazzled!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Entre Ruínas See more »

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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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