Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (1986)

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Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry was especially written by playwright James Prideaux for Katharine Hepburn. It would have been impractical to attempt a live staging, so the script was committed to a TV movie, under the direction of Hallmark Hall of Fame veteran George Schafer. Hepburn plays another variation on the indomitable elderly lady that has become her forte in the past decade. Here she is Margaret Delafield, a wealthy WASP widow who falls in love with the divorced Jewish doctor (Harold J. Stone) who has saved her life. The clucking tongues of both her family and the doctor's will not dissuade her: Mrs. Delafield stands her ground in a climactic scene reminiscent of the actress' earlier Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (67). Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry is formula all down the line, but every latter-day Katharine Hepburn performance deserves to be treasured (though the film itself hardly warranted the three-page TV Guide article written by Ms. Hepburn herself).
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Romance
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Studio:
Gaylord Productions

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Cast

Katharine Hepburn
as Margaret Delafield
Harold Gould
as Dr. Marvin Elias
Bibi Besch
as Doreen Delafield
Denholm Elliott
as George Parker
Brenda Forbes
as Gladys Parker
David Ogden Stiers
as Horton Delafield
Suzanne Lederer
as Shirley Elias
John Pleshette
as David Elias
Babs Chula
as Frieda
Antony Holland
as Reverend Brooks
Norma MacMillan
as Miss Fry
Ted Stidder
as Old Billy
Karen Austin
as Office Worker
Thomas Heaton
as Harrison
Wally Marsh
as Man in Men's Club
Charles Frank
as Chipper Delafield
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cute but just a simple tv movie even with the talent involved, nothing special.

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