Love Among the Ruins


Love Among the Ruins

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In this made-for-TV movie, set in Victorian London, a wealthy widow is being sued for breach of promise by her much-younger ex-fiance. A highly-respected barrister, another of the widow's ex-lovers is defending her in court. He is driven to hilarious distraction by her adamant insistence that she's never met him.


Katharine Hepburn
as Jessica Mendicott
Laurence Olivier
as Arthur Cranville-Jones
Colin Blakely
as J.F. Devine
Joan Sims
as Mrs. Pratt
Gwen Nelson
as Hermione Davis
John Blythe
as Tipstall
Arthur Hewlett
as The Usher
John Dunbar
as The Clerk of the Court
Colin Thomas
as 2nd Barrister
Edward Arthur
as 4th Barrister
Peter Lund
as 2nd Reporter
John Heller
as Headwaiter
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Critic Reviews for Love Among the Ruins

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Love among the Ruins is an exquisite film, which may imply and in this case does imply that it's quite a nice film. Also an elegant comedy.

Mar 20, 2015 | Full Review…

A slender, stale yarn, set in the Edwardian period in which Olivier plays an elderly barrister who enocunters the love of his life, a famous actress (Hepbrun). Main reason to see this telepic is star power--the only teaming of Olivier and Hepburn.

Mar 4, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It's a pifle, but an utterly charming one.

Jan 27, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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