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Love Among the Ruins

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(ABC, 3/6/1975, 120 mins). An outstanding, multi-award-winning romantic comedy, written especially for its two distinguished stars, acting together for the first time and each winning an Emmy Award. Katharine Hepburn plays an aging actress being sued for breach of promise and Laurence Olivier is a blunt barrister, her onetime lover, who must destroy her reputation to protect her fortune. George Cukor made his TV directorial debut here and also won an Emmy, as did James Costigan for his witty, elegant teleplay. The film also won Emmy Awards for art and set decoration and for costumes, and was given the Peabody Award in addition.

Production Company ABC Circle Films. Director George Cukor. Producer Allan Davis. Teleplay James Costigan. Photography Douglas Slocombe. Music John Barry. Editor John F. Burnett. Art Director Carmen Dillon.

Cast Katharine Hepburn (Jessica Medlicott), Laurence Olivier (Sir Arthur Granville-Jones), Colin Blakely (J.F. Devine), Richard Pierson (Druce), Joan Sims (Fanny Pratt), Leigh Lawson (Alfred Pratt), Gwen Nelson (Hermione Davis), Robert H. Harris (The Judge), Peter Reeves, Arthur Hewlett, John Dunbar, Ian Sinclair, Mervyn Pascoe, Colin Thomas, Lincoln Wright, John Bromley, Leslie Southwick, Stanley Platts, Philip Lennard, Peter Lund, Frank Forsythe, John Heller, Rosamund Burne, Jacqueline Charlie.

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