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A Touch of Class (1973)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 25 May 1973 (UK)
Romantic comedy about a pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst.

Director:

Melvin Frank
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Segal ... Steve Blackburn
Glenda Jackson ... Vickie Allessio
Paul Sorvino ... Walter Menkes
K Callan ... Patty Menkes
Cec Linder ... Wendell Thompson
Michael Elwyn ... Cecil
Mary Barclay Mary Barclay ... Martha Thompson
Nadim Sawalha ... Night Hotel Manager
Ian Thompson Ian Thompson ... Derek
Ève Karpf Ève Karpf ... Miss Ramos (as Eve Karpf)
David de Keyser David de Keyser ... Doctor Alvarez (as David De Keyser)
Gaye Brown Gaye Brown ... Dora French
Carl Oatley Carl Oatley ... Bell Boy
Rebecca De Los Reyes Rebecca De Los Reyes ... Rent-A-Car Clerk
Felipe Solano Felipe Solano ... Airline Clerk Malaga
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Storyline

American Steve Blackburn, in the insurance business, is married with two kids. Vickie Allessio, a self described design "stealer" for a knockoff fashion house, is a recent divorcée with two kids. Steve and Vickie are running into each other more and more in their day to day lives in London before even knowing who the other is, which suits them both fine, as when they do finally officially meet, Steve is up front that he wants to have an affair with her, Steve who has had affairs in the past whenever his wife Gloria, who is from old money, isn't around which is currently the case as she is in the States visiting her parents. Vickie, in turn, is up front that she is amenable to a no-strings affair with him under specific circumstances, namely that it be at least a classy short term affair, meaning no cheap motels, and preferably a weekend away somewhere warm. Able to arrange a business trip to Málaga, Spain, for a week, Steve convinces Vickie to change their agreed weekend to a week and... Written by Huggo

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The Funniest Love Story of the Year! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 May 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Touch of Class See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$18,312,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The black-and-white film on TV that Glenda Jackson and George Segal were weeping to was Brief Encounter (1945). In that film, the main characters (both married but not to each other) were also having an affair. See more »

Goofs

At 2:43, where Steve falls isn't where he gets up at 2:48. See more »

Quotes

Man Hailing Cab at End: Taxi!
Vickie Allessio: Oh!
Man Hailing Cab at End: Would you care to share it?
Vickie Allessio: Are you married?
Man Hailing Cab at End: Yeah.
Vickie Allessio: You take it.
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Connections

Referenced in Rhoda: A Touch of Classy (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

She Loves Me, She Told Me So Last Night
Written by Melvin Frank and Marvin Frank
Sung by George Segal and Glenda Jackson
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Lots of wit, tons of humor, and, yes, a touch of class
1 December 1999 | by TecocatSee all my reviews

A very witty, funny movie about an affair between a spoiled, married American business man (George Segal) living in London and a somewhat caustic British fashion "stealer" (Glenda Jackson).

Whether they're fighting (some of the funniest verbal fight scenes ever!) or dealing with the reality of an affair (with some very poignant moments), the chemistry between Segal and Jackson works and the script is exceptional. Jackson's performance is particularly terrific; also notable is Paul Sorvino's performance as an irritating-but-wise friend.

IMPORTANT - If at all possible, watch the uncut, uncensored, uninterrupted version of this movie (i.e., don't watch it on broadcast television for the first time).


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