The Gift of Love

The Gift of Love

Lauren Bacall
Director: Jean Negulesco Cast: Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
, Robert Stack
Robert Stack
, Evelyn Rudie
Evelyn Rudie
Jean Negulesco

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Overview

The Gift of Love is a remake of 1946's Sentimental Journey, with Lauren Bacall in the role originated by Maureen O'Hara. Upon learning that she hasn't long to live, Bacall, the devoted wife of Robert Stack, adopts young Evelyn Rudie so that her husband will never be lonely. After his wife's death, however, the pragmatic Stack grows weary of little Evelyn, who prefers a "fantasy world" to real life. Stack returns the girl to the orphanage, whereupon Bacall's spirit intervenes to set things right. The material was maudlin back in 1946, and even more so in 1958; still, it's nice to see that Lauren Bacall could play a sweet, benign role when given the opportunity.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2016
UPC: 0024543294856
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 38,388

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lauren Bacall Julie Beck
Robert Stack Bill Beck
Evelyn Rudie Hitty
Lorne Greene Grant Allan
Anne Seymour McMasters
Edward Platt Dr. Miller
Joseph Kearns Mr. Rynicker

Technical Credits
Jean Negulesco Director
Charles Brackett Producer
Luther Davis Screenwriter
Sammy Fain Songwriter
Hugh S. Fowler Editor
Mark-Lee Kirk Art Director
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Charles LeMaire Costumes/Costume Designer
Cyril Mockridge Score Composer
Lionel Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Francis Webster Songwriter
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

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