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The Battle of Love's Return (1971)

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Long before organizing Troma Pictures with Michael Herz, filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman ground out the 16-millimeter comedy Battle of Love's Return. In contrast to the later raunchy output of Troma, this highly personal piece is an innocuous tale of a born schlemiel. Kaufman himself plays the leading role of a New Jersey naif who finds himself a fish out of water in bad old New York. Lynn Lowry plays Kaufman's "Dream Girl," while the nasty Mr. Crumb is portrayed by Kaufman's father Stanley Kaufman. Battle of Love's Return can mercifully be described as amateurish, but its heart is in the right place.

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Cast

Lloyd Kaufman
as Abacrombie
Lynn Lowry
as Dream Girl
Andy Kay
as Loafer
Ida Goodcuff
as Elderly Woman
Roderick Ghyka
as Dr. Finger
Jim Crispi
as Bridge Foreman
Bernard Brown
as Det. Glass
Bonnie Sacks
as Army Sergeant
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Lloyd Kaufman (the creator of "Toxie" and Troma) wrote, directed, produced, wrote the music, edited and stars in this film about a poor guy who is troubled by life and love in the big city. The film is very different from most in that it incorporates both fictional and (could be fictional) interview footage into the narative. I walked away with the feeling that the city (New York) is a cold place and so is the modern world! But that's just one man's opinion!

Cassandra Maples
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