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The Woman He Loved (1988)

The love story between American divorcee Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, that ended in his abdication for the woman he loved.

Director:

Charles Jarrott

Writer:

William Luce
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Andrews ... Prince of Wales
Jane Seymour ... Wallis Simpson
Olivia de Havilland ... Aunt Bessie Merryman
Lucy Gutteridge ... Thelma
Tom Wilkinson ... Ernest Simpson
Julie Harris ... Alice
Robert Hardy ... Winston Churchill
Phyllis Calvert ... Queen Mary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mona Bruce Mona Bruce ... Mrs. Baldwin
Richenda Carey ... Maud Kerr-Smiley
Elizabeth Counsell ... Katherine Rogers
Susan Denaker Susan Denaker ... Connie Thaw
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ... Lord Perry Brownlow
Peter Graves ... Lord Reith
John Horsley ... Justice Sir John Hawke
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The love story between American divorcee Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, that ended in his abdication for the woman he loved.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher que Ele Amou See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Edward's mistress Thelma Furness (Lucy Gutteridge) had an identical twin sister Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt. Gutteridge had previously played Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt in the mini-series Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982). See more »

Goofs

In one funeral flashback set in 1972, the coffin is carried in with the Duke of Windsor's flag, but the trumpeters have the "GR" cipher of George V, last used in 1936. See more »

Quotes

Wallis Simpson: I wonder what my old débutante friends in Baltimore would say if they knew I, Bessie Wallis Warfield was ten feet away from the future King of England?
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart the Murderer (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town
(uncredited)
Music by Ira Schuster and Jack Little
Lyrics by Joe Young
Sung by party guests
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Pretty Awful
3 August 2018 | by childgaia7See all my reviews

Anthony Andrews is terrible as Edward V111. Wooden, emotionless and unconvincing. Jane Seymour was just okay. Seen a few versions of this story and this was definitely the worse.


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