One Is a Lonely Number (1972)

One Is a Lonely Number (1972)





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A woman struggles to rebuild her life after her husband leaves her in this drama. Amy Brower (Trish VanDevere) is a 27-year-old woman who thinks that her marriage to James (Paul Jenkins), a college professor, is a happy one until he unexpectedly files for divorce after falling for one of his students. On her own for the first time in her life, Amy is introduced by her best friend Madge (Jane Elliot) to a support group for divorced women, but the bitterness of Gert (Janet Leigh), the group's leader, doesn't make her feel much better; her search for a career proves just as unsatisfying. Amy finds friendship and solace with Joseph Provo (Melvyn Douglas), an elderly man whose wife of 40 years recently passed on and is also dealing with loneliness, and she dips her toes back into dating when she meets Howard Carpenter (Monte Markham) at an art gallery, and he shows a keen interest in her, though he seems more interested in her body than her mind. Trish VanDevere's performance earned her a Best Actress nomination at the 1973 Golden Globe Awards.
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Trish Van Devere
as Amy Brower
Monte Markham
as Howard
Jane Elliot
as Madge
Jonathan Lippe
as Sherman
Mark Bramhall
as Morgue Attendant
Scott Beach
as Frawley King
Henry Leff
as Arnold Holzgang
Dudley Knight
as King Lear
Maurice Argent
as Pool Manager
Thomas McNallan
as Hardware Clerk
Morgan Upton
as Earl of Gloucester
Joe Spano
as Earl of Kent
Kim Allen
as Ronnie Porter
Peter Fitzsimmons
as Employment Office Clerk
Christopher Brooks
as Marvin Friedlander
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An uninspiring slow moving contemporary women's soap opera drama about a single woman looking for a mate after her hubby suddenly walks out on her.

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Very dated in its attitudes but okay drama. Melvyn Douglas in a small role gives the film's best performance.

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