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Suddenly, Love (1978)

A young woman from a suburban neighborhood and a wealthy law professor fall in love, despite coming from different backgrounds. Their love leads them to marriage and the birth of their ... See full summary »

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Stuart Margolin

Writer:

Katherine Coker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cindy Williams ... Regina Malloy
Paul Shenar ... Jack Graham
Eileen Heckart ... Mrs. Malloy
Joan Bennett ... Mrs. Graham
Scott Brady ... Mr. Malloy
Lew Ayres ... Mr. Graham
Kurt Kasznar ... Dr. Luria
Kristine DeBell ... Helen Malloy
Hayden Rorke ... Mr. Webster
Lulu Baxter Lulu Baxter ... Regina-age 8
Nancy Fox ... Jane
Klinton Spilsbury ... Male Student (as Max Keller)
John Creamer John Creamer ... Old Priest
Richard Rorke Richard Rorke ... Young Priest
Linwood Boomer ... Dave Busby
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A young woman from a suburban neighborhood and a wealthy law professor fall in love, despite coming from different backgrounds. Their love leads them to marriage and the birth of their child, and things go well until tragedy strikes. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1978 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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This television movie-of-the-week marked 'Drew Barrymore''s very first professional acting job. She was cast by the film's director, Stuart Margolin, who was a friend of Drew's mother, Jaid Barrymore. In her role as Bobby, the two year-old Drew played a baby boy. See more »

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Rare, hard to find, but well worth seeing
2 June 2018 | by PeterBradfordSee all my reviews

This 1978 TV movie didn't receive much attention at the time of its initial broadcast, except for a controversial scene where one of the characters mentions Catholics, Negroes, and Jews in a somewhat dismissive manner. Subsequent TV broadcasts usually cut this dialogue, but it is retained on the DVD (a fair-quality transfer at best). This is some of Cindy Williams best work, being a stand-out dramatic role in her career. Paul Shenar, another underrated actor, plays her husband. The great Joan Bennett and Eileen Heckart play bookend mothers-one rich and privileged, the other common and low class-and both play them brilliantly. Lew Ayres (Battle for the Planet of the Apes) puts in a brief appearance. And yes, that is Drew Barrymore playing a two-year-old boy. Special kudos goes to Joan Bennett. She received very few offers of good roles in her later years. This is some of her best post-Dark Shadows work. And after Suspiria, that's saying a lot.


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