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Reunion at Fairborough (1985)

World War II vets travel to England for a reunion at their old base. Once there, one (Robert Mitchum) rekindles an old romance with an old flame (Deborah Kerr).

Director:

Herbert Wise

Writer:

Albert Ruben
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Carl Hostrup
Deborah Kerr ... Sally Wells Grant
Red Buttons ... Jiggs Quealy
Judi Trott Judi Trott ... Sheila
Barry Morse ... Nathan Barsky
Shane Rimmer ... Joe Szyluk
Don Fellows ... Duffy
Manning Redwood ... Col. Bigard
Ed Devereaux ... George Kloss
Helen Horton Helen Horton ... Mrs. Bigard
Thomasine Heiner Thomasine Heiner
Bill Hutchinson Bill Hutchinson ... Retired Airman
John Alderson John Alderson
Peter Carlisle Peter Carlisle
Leo Kharibian Leo Kharibian
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Storyline

A despondent, lonely, and near-suicidal Chicago businessman and veteran WWII pilot is enticed to attend the 40th reunion of his old bombardment group in England. His recent professional and personal failures are briefly set aside as he and an unlikely companion travel to Fairborough and renew old memories. The romantic promise of rediscovered love is intruded upon by modern realities as the drama unfolds. Written by Mark Rice

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kohtauspaikka Fairborough See more »

Filming Locations:

Chobham, Surrey, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Mitchum's fourth and final co-starring role with Deborah Kerr, though this was the first time he was billed above her. See more »

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Written by Elmer Albrecht, Sammy Gallop and Dick Jurgens
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Mitchum and Kerr - Simply Divine - And I finally got a copy
18 December 2010 | by WillaCronkiteSee all my reviews

Watching the two of them in this fine, nostalgic re-pairing is like visiting with an old married couple still much in love! I have always loved both of these actors' work individually, but Mitchum and Kerr together are something rare and special on screen. If you have ever seen Heaven Knows Mr. Allison or The Sundowners or The Grass Is Always Greener then you know what I'm talking about! You just don't find chemistry like this anymore in the actors today. I was fortunate enough to find a great DVD by searching Bing for the title and movie lead. It is a treasure my own husband and I watch again and again. I am so glad that these true screen icons were able to work together one last time before leaving us.


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