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Acts of Love and Other Comedies (1973)

A funny anthology featuring various sketches about people having trouble with love and sex.
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Marlo Thomas ... Host / Gina / Susan / Ed's Girlfriend / Eleanor Grogman / Stephanie Hellman / Barbara
Jean Stapleton ... Gina's Mother
Art Garfunkel ... Nicky
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rae Allen ... Jeffrey's Wife
Joseph Bologna ... Arthur Hellman
Stephanie Braxton Stephanie Braxton ... Sexy Single Woman
Ron Carey ... Ed
Bill Lazarus Bill Lazarus ... Jeffrey
Christine Parks ... Business Woman
Peggy Pope ... Betty Waterman
Michael Vale Michael Vale ... Dante
Gene Wilder ... Herb Waterman
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Storyline

A funny anthology featuring various sketches about people having trouble with love and sex. A mom advises her 16 year old daughter about sex and dating in a very confusing way. A couple has a pedantically rational fight. A man is growing tired of the fact that his sweetheart is saving herself for marriage. Two bored people hook up on a boring party. A couple has a bitter fight before going to their favorite restaurant. A young mother tries to bond with her baby daughter. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Daisy Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In his 1989 autobiography "It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here...", Charles Grodin talks about directing this special at the behest of his friends Joseph Bologna and Renée Taylor. When ABC felt it was essential for the TV special to feature a laugh track, he strongly opposed the idea. But ABC insisted and Grodin agreed to supervise the placing of the laughs. When laugh track expert Charlie Douglas showed him all the possibilities his recordings could offer, Grodin decided that if "you can't beat them, join them" and suddenly became very enthusiastic about placing a whole range of different audience reactions into the show. See more »

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