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The Gift of Love (1978)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 8 December 1978
This is the story of two people, from totally different backgrounds and social status. The boy is a Swiss immigrant working to help his impoverished family, and the girl comes from an ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Beth Atherton
... Rudi Miller
... Agnes
... Constance Schuyler
... William Schuyler
... O'Henry and Narrator
... Alfred Browning
Sondra West ... Mary O'Halloran
... Franz Hollner
... Griggs
... Mrs. Mooney
... Maeve O'Halloran
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... Liesl's Mother
... Browning Servant
Ray Duke ... Hack Driver
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This is the story of two people, from totally different backgrounds and social status. The boy is a Swiss immigrant working to help his impoverished family, and the girl comes from an affluent family, and who is also engaged to someone, whom she really doesn't know or care. And she also doesn't tell him who she is. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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8 December 1978 (USA)  »

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A szerelem ajándéka  »

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Beth Atherton: What are you doing here? It's your day off.
Mary O'Halloran: I know, but I just had to tell you. The lake in Central Park has frozen over!
Beth Atherton: If only I can go with you.
Mary O'Halloran: Have a headache!
Beth Atherton: A headache? I can't. Alfred and Ms. Browning are going to pop the question today.
Mary O'Halloran: [Sarcastic] How romantic.
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Love in action
20 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Take in this movie at Christmas or any time you want to be reminded what it really means to love someone. The protagonists are likable, the conflicts are genuine, and even the man to whom Beth Atherton is unwillingly engaged (played by James Woods) isn't the villain you'd expect; he's rather sweet and gentle in his own unique way. The antagonists are equally easy to dislike: narrow-minded, misguided, and in some cases self serving, they choose to ignore the time honoured cliché that money cannot buy happiness. This film is basically a beautiful and ironic lesson about true love wrapped in a heart-warming and reasonably entertaining story.


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