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Courtship (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama
Young Elizabeth is courted by Horace, but the deeply conservative parents disapprove of the relationship.

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Howard Cummings

Writers:

Horton Foote (play), Horton Foote (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
William Converse-Roberts ... Horace Robedaux
Horton Foote Jr. Horton Foote Jr. ... Steve Tyler
Daisy Foote Daisy Foote ... Allie
Hallie Foote ... Elizabeth Vaughn
Michael Higgins ... Mr. Vaughn
Steven Hill ... George Tyler
Richard Jenkins ... Bobby Pate
Jacqueline Lucid Jacqueline Lucid ... Dora
Marietta Marich Marietta Marich ... Aunt Sarah
Rochelle Oliver ... Mrs. Vaughn
Amanda Plummer ... Laura Vaughn
Tonea Stewart ... Aunt Charity
Jane Welch Jane Welch ... Aunt Lucy
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Young Elizabeth is courted by Horace, but the deeply conservative parents disapprove of the relationship.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Zaloty See more »

Filming Locations:

Brookhaven, Mississippi, USA

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Indian Falls See more »
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Mono

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Color
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A rather wilted family affair...
17 May 2011 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

In 1915 Harrison, Texas, an as-yet-unkissed piano teacher in her twenties is stymied from finding romance by her snobbish, suffocating parents whom she still lives with. Screenwriter Horton Foote adapted his one-act play, originally part of his nine-play saga "The Orphans' Home Cycle", and apparently had a hand in the casting as well (Horton Foote Jr. plays Steve, Daisy Foote is Allie, and the leading role is played by Hallie Foote). Obviously this was a labor of love, but nothing quite looks right or sounds right here. Foote has a definite ear for small town gossip, rife with religious and class prejudice, but his characters are merely sounding-boards, not people. Did he mean the parents to come across as such ignorant bullies--and if so, why? Do they want their eldest daughter to be an old maid piano teacher, untouched forever? The performers are uneven, their accents are over-emphatic, and the director has no idea where to place the camera, making this one clumsy "Courtship". * from ****


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