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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.
Comedy , Romance
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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.

Full Review… | September 27, 2015
The Spectator

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.

Full Review… | March 7, 2009

Charming, if slight, star comedy.

January 7, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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

March 11, 2002
Apollo Guide

A fine romantic comedy with a poignant, unexpected ending.

Full Review… | March 10, 2002
Goatdog's Movies

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

Full Review… | February 7, 2002
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Audience Reviews for A Touch of Class


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.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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

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Oh what a web we weave when we attempt to decieve! Amusing tale of a divorced woman and unhappily married man who by chance need each other. Roger Ebert wrote: "A sharp-edged, often very funny dissection of a love affair between two possibly incompatible people. But then it gets serious with itself and ends on a note that doesn't satisfy us. Our hopes have been raised for these two people; we want them to be happy with each other; when they separate it doesn't seem right." A Touch of Class is a 1973 British romantic comedy film which tells the story of a couple having an affair, who find themselves falling in love. SEE the entire film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=Heceq0z6YIM&feature=endscreen [img]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbizlfessA1qes1rgo1_500.jpg[/img] Glenda Jackson and George Segal (see-gal) I saw this film first run in 1973 and quite frankly, it didn't make much of an impression on me. Despite Roger Ebert's glowing 100% rating, for a youth like I was this was pretty lame. Still, its for mature audiences in many ways. [img]http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/a-touch-of-class-1973/large_6z0JMghU8PDa3d0r8IbjRCffTW0.jpg[/img] REVIEWS: 80% A Touch of Class is put together rather strangely. It starts out as a sex comedy (a very funny one) and turns into a drama somewhere along the line. ... 70% This is the 2nd older movie I watched from the recommendations of a work colleague- I told him that I liked The Graduate with the young Dustin Hoffman... More [img]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTxv237X9mVKbPmu_KONlLTnDbKLI-TImJcz6x2u_QKJ5rB5FVN[/img] Glenda Jackson READ: Roger Ebert's complete review of 1973 about the film: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/a-touch-of-class-1973 NOTES and Trivia: 1 The lead role of Steve was originally offered to Cary Grant, with a promise by Frank to rewrite the script to play up the age difference between Steve and Vicky. However, Grant opted to remain in retirement from filmmaking, and he turned the role down. He did remain connected to the film, however, as it was produced by Fabergé's Brut Productions, and Grant was on the board of directors for Fabergé. CAST George Segal - Steven 'Steve' Blackburn Glenda Jackson - Vicki Allessio Hildegarde Neil - Gloria Blackburn Paul Sorvino - Walter Menkes K Callan - Patty Menkes Cec Linder - Wendell Thompson Michael Elwyn - Cecil Mary Barclay - Martha Thompson Nadim Sawalha - Night Hotel Manager Directed by Melvin Frank Produced by Melvin Frank Written by Melvin Frank Jack Rose Music by John Cameron Cinematography Austin Dempster Release date(s) June 20, 1973 Running time 106 min. 1 Awards and 4 nominations The film won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Glenda Jackson) and was nominated for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score, Best Music, Song (for George Barrie and Sammy Cahn for "All That Love Went to Waste"), Best Picture and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced. Both Segal and Jackson won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. [img]http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/15/A70-7628[/img]

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