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Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 23 February 1952 (USA)
The dancing teacher Anastasia falls in love with the smart theatre agent Jud. He likes her, too, but does not want to give up his solo life at all. Thus she plans a trap for him...

Director:

Stanley Donen
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Larry Parks ... Jud Parker
Elizabeth Taylor ... Anastacia (Stacie) Macaboy
Josephine Hutchinson ... Mrs. Macaboy
Tom Tully ... Mr. Charles E. Macaboy
Ann Doran ... Mrs. Levoy
Elinor Donahue ... Pattie Marie Levoy (as Elinor Donohue)
Kathleen Freeman ... Mrs. Kahrney
Doreen McCann Doreen McCann ... Albertina Kahrney
Alex Gerry ... Hamlet
Dick Wessel ... Smittie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Lee Billy Lee ... Little Boy
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Storyline

The dancing teacher Anastasia falls in love with the smart theatre agent Jud. He likes her, too, but does not want to give up his solo life at all. Thus she plans a trap for him... Written by Volker Boehm

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It's Liz in a Whiz of a Racy Romance!

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nunca el amor fue más bello See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first movie Elizabeth Taylor made after her whirlwind marriage to Nicky Hilton. Director Stanley Donen would become her next boyfriend. See more »

Quotes

Anastacia Macaboy: I had no idea you had to work this hard to get married!
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Soundtracks

On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on the piano at the dance school
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Great movie
7 June 2008 | by db42311See all my reviews

In my opinion, this was one of Elizabeth Taylor's best movies she ever starred in. In this film she was young, talented and even funny. I was fortunate enough to have caught this movie while it was playing on Turner Classic Movies, and fell in love with the movie. When I first saw it coming on Turner Classic Movies, I was hesitant to watch it, as I have not been a huge fan of Elizabeth Taylor's movies and don't normally follow her films or her career. This movie was better than my expectations and when it ended I wanted to watch it again. I have even tried to watch a few more films that Elizabeth Taylor starred in. I have been trying to catch another showing of the film ever since. The movie is not available on DVD and was only released on VHS back in 1993 so it is hard to find for home viewing. I hope that they release the movie onto DVD or Blu-Ray DVD in the near future and until then I hope that Turner Classic Movies continues to show it once in a while. I do think that the movie deserves more credit than it has received. If you get a chance to watch it, you will not be disappointed.


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