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A Touch of Class (1973)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 25 May 1973 (UK)
Romantic comedy about a pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst.

Director:

Melvin Frank
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Segal ... Steve Blackburn
Glenda Jackson ... Vickie Allessio
Paul Sorvino ... Walter Menkes
K Callan ... Patty Menkes
Cec Linder ... Wendell Thompson
Michael Elwyn ... Cecil
Mary Barclay Mary Barclay ... Martha Thompson
Nadim Sawalha ... Night Hotel Manager
Ian Thompson Ian Thompson ... Derek
Ève Karpf Ève Karpf ... Miss Ramos (as Eve Karpf)
David de Keyser David de Keyser ... Doctor Alvarez (as David De Keyser)
Gaye Brown Gaye Brown ... Dora French
Carl Oatley Carl Oatley ... Bell Boy
Rebecca De Los Reyes Rebecca De Los Reyes ... Rent-A-Car Clerk
Felipe Solano Felipe Solano ... Airline Clerk Malaga
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Storyline

American Steve Blackburn, in the insurance business, is married with two kids. Vickie Allessio, a self described design "stealer" for a knockoff fashion house, is a recent divorcée with two kids. Steve and Vickie are running into each other more and more in their day to day lives in London before even knowing who the other is, which suits them both fine, as when they do finally officially meet, Steve is up front that he wants to have an affair with her, Steve who has had affairs in the past whenever his wife Gloria, who is from old money, isn't around which is currently the case as she is in the States visiting her parents. Vickie, in turn, is up front that she is amenable to a no-strings affair with him under specific circumstances, namely that it be at least a classy short term affair, meaning no cheap motels, and preferably a weekend away somewhere warm. Able to arrange a business trip to Málaga, Spain, for a week, Steve convinces Vickie to change their agreed weekend to a week and... Written by Huggo

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The Funniest Love Story of the Year! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 May 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Touch of Class See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,312,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year to not be nominated for Best Director. See more »

Goofs

At 1:21:52, the way Steve reaches home plate changes. See more »

Quotes

Vickie Allessio: I'm sorry to bother you at this late hour, but do you have oregano?
Dora French: Christ, I hope not! I had a checkup last week.
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Bittersweet
13 October 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Bittersweet comedy helped immeasurably by the chemistry of the stars and the skill of their performances. Glenda is brash and delicate in equal measure, George bombastic but good natured. While it shows the pitfalls of infidelity it doesn't judge its characters for their choices and actually presents all the relationships, including Glenda's gay assistant's, evenhandedly rather surprising for the 70's. As far as her receiving an Oscar for this performance, she's sprightly and more relaxed than she usually was on screen but I doubt that even she expected to grab the prize for what is a customary solid job but hardly extraordinary.


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