A Touch Of Class


(out of 5)

 and  play two married people who are having an affair, complete with their own apartment in which they can tryst without disturbance. As they continue to enjoy their physical affair, however, their emotions start to creep into the picture and they find themselves dangerously close to liking each other. Then they start fighting like cats and dogs until the big finish. It could have been a terrific battle of the sexes movie in the vein of the good old Hepburn-Tracy classics, particularly with how well Jackson does with comedy, but the characters are far too unlikable to merit it a comparison with Woman Of The Year.  The supporting cast is riddled with cliched hookers and campy gay men, while the scene where Segal attempts to rape Jackson and she plays it for laughs won’t really go over too well today.

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United Kingdom, 1973

Directed by

Screenplay by Melvin Frank, , based on the story She Loves Me, She Told Me So Last Night by Marvin Frank

Cinematography by

Produced by Melvin Frank

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Award
Best Actress (Glenda Jackson as “Vicki Allessio”)

Best Music (Original Dramatic Score) (John Cameron)
Best Music (Song) (“All That Love Went to Waste”, music by George Barrie; lyric by Sammy Cahn)
Best Picture (Melvin Frank, producer)
Best Writing (Story and Screenplay–based on factual material or material not previously published or produced) (Melvin Frank, Jack Rose)

Golden Globe Awards
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Glenda Jackson)
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (George Segal)

Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical
Best Screenplay (Melvin Frank)
Best Original Song-Motion Picture (“All That Love Went To Waste”, music by George Barrie, lyrics by Sammy Cahn)


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