A Touch of Class (1973)



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In this beautifully-constructed comedy of errors, a married insurance executive can't seem to avoid bumping into a divorced fashion designer wherever he goes. Finally bowing to the inevitable, the two fall in love. He suggests a romantic rendezvous in Spain, but nothing, absolutely nothing, goes as planned.

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Glenda Jackson
as Vicki Allessio
George Segal
as Steve Blackburn
Paul Sorvino
as Walter Menkes
K Callan
as Patty Menkes
Hildegard Neil
as Gloria Blackburn
Cec Linder
as Wendell Thompson
Mary Barclay
as Martha Thompson
Nadim Sawalha
as Night Hotel Manager
Eve Karpf
as Miss Ramos
David de Keyser
as Dr. Alvarez
Gaye Brown
as Dora French
Samantha Weyson
as Josie Blackburn
Michael McVey
as Billy Blackburn
Edward Kemp
as Michael Allessio
Lisa Vanderpump
as Julia Allessio
Donald Hewlett
as Spencer Birdsall
John Sterland
as American
David Healy
as American
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Critic Reviews for A Touch of Class

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

[Glenda Jackson] is a rivetingly good actress, able to turn the shallowly-defined character of Melvin Frank's screenplay into a woman of some depth and complexity.

Sep 27, 2015 | Full Review…

One of the few comedies to be Oscar-nominated in the 1970s, this British film about adulterous affair benefits from the strong chemistry between George Segal and Glenda Jackson, who won a second Best Actress for her part.

Mar 7, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Charming, if slight, star comedy.

Jan 7, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

How this meandering and desperate sex farce ever got nominated for Best Picture is something that will boggle my mind for all eternity.

Mar 11, 2002 | Rating: 52/100

A fine romantic comedy with a poignant, unexpected ending.

Mar 10, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

This romantic comedy, directed by Melvin Frank, is literate and zesty entertainment - sort of a gin and tonic film with a twist of lemon.

Feb 7, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Touch of Class


A funny bit of romping between George Segal and Glenda Jackson. It makes a bit too much light of adultery but ultimately we can forgive it because of its charm.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Bittersweet comedy helped immeasurably by the chemistry of the stars and the skill of their performances. Glenda is brash and delicate in equal measure, George bombastic but good natured. While it shows the pitfalls of infidelity it doesn't judge its characters for their choices and actually presents all the relationships, including Glenda's gay assistant's, evenhandedly rather surprising for the 70's.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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