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One is a Lonely Number (1972)

One Is a Lonely Number (original title)
PG | | Drama | 18 August 1972 (Ireland)
A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her ... See full summary »

Director:

Mel Stuart

Writers:

David Seltzer (screenplay), Rebecca Morris (story)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trish Van Devere ... Amy Brower
Monte Markham ... Howard Carpenter
Janet Leigh ... Gert Meredith
Melvyn Douglas ... Joseph Provo
Jane Elliot ... Madge Frazier
Jonathan Goldsmith ... Sherman Cooke (as Jonathan Lippe)
Mark Bramhall ... Morgue Attendant
Paul Jenkins ... James Brower
Scott Beach Scott Beach ... Frawley King (as A. Scott Beach)
Henry Leff Henry Leff ... Arnold Holzgang
Dudley Knight ... King Lear
Maurice Argent Maurice Argent ... Pool Manager
Thomas McNallan Thomas McNallan ... Hardware Clerk
Joe Spano ... Earl of Kent (as Joseph Spano)
Morgan Upton ... Earl of Gloucester
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Storyline

A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her husband will come back to her. After uncovering disturbing new information about her husbands infidelity, she finally comes to realize her marriage is truly over. And it is only then that she discovers what is truly important in life. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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When your husband walks out, there are three things you gotta do... get a job, get a lawyer, and get a man.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1972 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Is a Happy Number See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kathleen Quinlan's film debut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lovelace (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Soleil, la Mer et les Bateaux
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Jean Dréjac
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Van Devere alone...
10 April 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"One is a Lonely Number" ("Two is a Happy Number") is a film about a woman's experience coming to terms with the end of her marriage. In many ways, it's like Dr. Kubler-Ross' Stages of Grief and you see the lady (Trish Van Devere) work through the stages until she finally arrives at accepting that it is, indeed, over. While this would NOT make for a fun or good date night film, it is mildly entertaining and a bit brave in addressing this sad topic. Sadly, up until the end it was a very good film (I might have scored it a 7 or 8) but the ending seemed a bit dumb and poorly handled. You could do better...you could do a lot worse. This sort of film has the term 'time-passer' written all over it and is a nice chance to see Van Devere acting without her husband and usual on-screen partner, George C. Scott.


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