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A Touch of Class

  • Romance
  • Comedy
  • 1973
  • Melvin Frank
  • 105 mins
  • 12

Summary

A married American insurance broker's holiday fling with a British divorcee gradually blossoms into love, but plays havoc with his career and private life. Romantic comedy, starring Glenda Jackson in an Oscar-winning role, with George Segal, Paul Sorvino and Hildegaard Neil.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Glenda Jackson shows her flair for romantic comedy in this classy effort from writer/director Melvin Frank. As divorced fashion designer Vicki Allessio, she's more than a match for married American businessman George Segal, subjecting him to a series of well-timed barbs during a disastrous holiday in Spain. Frank and his co-writer Jack Rose hone the script to a cutting edge to ensure that sentimentality doesn't oversweeten the romance, and succeed in keeping the piece ironically humorous rather than schmaltzily corny, which it so easily could have become. Jackson, who'd already won an Oscar for Women in Love, picked up her second one here, though Segal's harassed stud probably deserved something too for his polished performance.

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Credits

Cast

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Steve BlackburnGeorge Segal
Vicki AllessioGlenda Jackson
Walter MenkesPaul Sorvino
Gloria BlackburnHildegard Neil
Wendell ThompsonCec Linder
Patty MenkesK Callan
Martha ThompsonMary Barclay

Crew

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DirectorMelvin Frank

Details

Theatrical distributor
Gordon Film Prods Ltd
Released on
1973-05-25
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Edited for language.
Formats
Colour
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