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A Brand New Life (1973)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 20 February 1973
After 18 years of marriage, a middle-aged couple has to face the prospect of having their first child.

Director:

Sam O'Steen

Writers:

Peggy Chantler Dick (story), Peggy Chantler Dick (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cloris Leachman ... Victoria Douglas
Martin Balsam ... Jim Douglas
Marge Redmond ... Eleanor
Gene Nelson ... Harry
Mildred Dunnock ... Mother
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Mr. Berger
Karen Philipp ... Sarah White
Lloyd Battista ... Dr. Aruss
Barbara Colby ... Jessica Hiller
Hunter von Leer ... Burt (as Hunter Von Leer)
Amy Robinson Amy Robinson ... Nancy
Elizabeth Hanover Elizabeth Hanover ... Margaret Kalman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcy Carney Marcy Carney ... Judith
Dee Gregory Dee Gregory ... Anne
Dick Kay Hong Dick Kay Hong ... Waiter
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Storyline

A couple in their forties face an unplanned pregnancy after many years of marriage. They long since gave up trying to have children, believing it wasn't possible. While the husband is thrilled, the wife has conflicting feelings. She is happy with their life, has a job she loves and thinks they are too old to be having their first child, but isn't sure that having an abortion is the right decision. The pair receive a lot of advice, some solicited and some not, from friends, family, doctors and even strangers. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una vita tutta nuova See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tomorrow Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Brings Back Great Memories of Those TV Movies!
30 April 2006 | by filmloverladySee all my reviews

I just got to see this movie again, now on DVD. I had forgotten what a sweet movie it is. Of course the subject of a 40 year old woman having her first child seems like nothing new today, but back then it was controversial to most. It brought back such fond memories of nights when Isat around watching the 'Movie of the Week'. Those films of the 70's were great! I have a long list of films from this genre that have stayed with me the last 30 years or so. Most of them produced by AAron Spelling, they were just the best! I only wish someone could get a collection together and put them in a DVD boxed set. These TV movies seem to be lost in the studio archives. If anyone is listening... there are a lot of people who would like to see them again, so get them out on DVD!!


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