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Return Engagement (1978)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 17 November 1978
A live-theater production which Elizabeth Taylor stars as Emily Loomis, a professor of ancient history at a small California college, who reluctantly agrees to rent a room in her house to ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Hardy

Writer:

James Prideaux
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Dr. Emily Loomis
Joseph Bottoms ... Stewart Anderman
Allyn Ann McLerie ... Florence
Peter Donat ... George Riley
James Ray James Ray ... Mr. Keith
Susan Buckner ... Janice
Alston Ahern Alston Ahern ... Audrey
Robin Strand Robin Strand ... Victor
Melanie Henderson ... First Girl
Jennifer Myers Jennifer Myers ... Second Girl
Wendy Sommerstein Wendy Sommerstein ... Third Girl
Don Stark ... Waiter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Kay Bergman ... Mary
Dirk Brandts ... Schoolmate
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Storyline

A live-theater production which Elizabeth Taylor stars as Emily Loomis, a professor of ancient history at a small California college, who reluctantly agrees to rent a room in her house to one of the new students named Stewart Anderson. Both happen to be loners (she with a secret past) and although they initially get on each others nerves, they eventually realize the rapport to help one another emerge from their emotional shells. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Return Engagement (#28.1) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The dancing needed for Elizabeth Taylor in this production, though slight, was directed by Broadway & Hollywood choreographer, Martin Allen, known also as the associate to Oscar-winning Oona White. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Emily Loomis: The first thing I'm going to teach you is how to work... and then I'm going to work you until you drop!
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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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This teleplay was nominated for an Emmy-
16 June 2006 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

It is a story of a professor, her secret past, and her friendship with a young man (Joseph Bottoms), to whom she rents the upstairs of her house.

If you can accept the idea of Elizabeth Taylor as a professor, this is a good little story. It turns out she had a measure of fame in her past life, and it takes Joseph Bottoms' character to bring her out of her shell.

It was nice to see Taylor in a not-over-the top role, as an ordinary middle-aged woman, and the friendship she develops with a young student, as a remedy for her loneliness and isolation. 9/10


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