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Loving (1970)

Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might... See full summary »

Director:

Irvin Kershner

Writers:

Don Devlin, J.M. Ryan (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Segal ... Brooks Wilson
Eva Marie Saint ... Selma Wilson
Sterling Hayden ... Lepridon
Keenan Wynn ... Edward
Nancie Phillips Nancie Phillips ... Nelly
Janis Young Janis Young ... Grace
David Doyle ... Will
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Marve
Andrew Duncan ... Willy
Sherry Lansing ... Susan
Roland Winters ... Plommie
Edgar Stehli Edgar Stehli ... Mr. Kramm
Calvin Holt Calvin Holt ... Danny
Mina Kolb ... Diane
Diana Douglas ... Mrs. Shavelson
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Storyline

Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile. Written by Gary Couzens <gjcouzens@btinternet.com>

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Trust was something she took for granted

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1970 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Brooks Wilson, Ltd. See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Working title was "Brooks Wilson, Ltd." See more »

Quotes

Brooks Wilson: Sel, how come all teenage girls are sex maniacs?
Selma Wilson: Ha-ha-ha, there's only ONE sex maniac around here.
Brooks Wilson: Oh, yeah? Then, how come a little kid like Marianne is just aching for me? A guy, twice her age.
Selma Wilson: Three times her age. She doesn't know you're alive.
Selma Wilson: You know what she called me in the car?
Selma Wilson: Grandpa.
Brooks Wilson: Mr. Wilson. Twice, she called me Mr. Wilson.
Selma Wilson: Oh, she's obsessed all right.
Brooks Wilson: Practically begging me to take her to the Gates of Ecstasy.
Selma Wilson: Oh, hmm, Mr. Wilson, take me to the Gates of Ecstasy, will you? ...
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Connections

Referenced in The Ice Storm (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Loving
Music by Bernardo Segall
Lyrics by William B. Dorsey
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Slow-going, but worth it

LOVING is a film for the patient movie buff. It is not a film for those who want to see murders or car crashes every five minutes. It is a maturely-told, sensitively-acted, -written and -directed film about a commercial artist's marital (and extra-marital) entanglements. It relies on character rather than plot to convey its points.

All the actors are spotless in their portrayals, especially George Segal and Eva Marie Saint as the artist and his harried wife. It is a film that slowly builds interest in the characters which is amply rewarded for the audience by the film's conclusion. LOVING is a film that will leave you silent at the end, and thinking about it for days afterward.


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