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Love Story

Love Story is an excellent film. Made for about $2.2 million the Paramount release is generally successful on all artistic levels, propelled by the best-selling Erich Segal novel written from the original screenplay.

With:
Ali MacGraw Ryan O'Neal John Marley Ray Milland Russell Nype Katherine Balfour

Love Story is an excellent film. Made for about $2.2 million the Paramount release is generally successful on all artistic levels, propelled by the best-selling Erich Segal novel written from the original screenplay.

Ali MacGraw is a girl of poor origins who has worked her way to high academic status; Ryan O’Neal, restive in his identity, but at the outset just another rich man’s athletic-oriented son at the old family college, develops true manliness from his love for her, through their marriage and the severe challenge of her terminal illness.

John Marley is excellent as MacGraw’s father and Ray Milland is outstanding as O’Neal’s cold father. Both men go way beyond the superficial trappings of their roles and make the characters vital.

It’s O’Neal’s picture by a good margin.

1970: Best Original Score.

Nominations: Best Picture, Director, Actor (Ryan O’Neal), Actress (Ali MacGraw), Supp. Actor (John Marley), Original Story & Screenplay

Love Story

Production: Paramount. Director Arthur Hiller; Producer Howard G. Minsky; Screenplay Erich Segal; Camera Dick Kratina; Editor Robert C. Jones; Music Francis Lai; Art Director Robert Gundlach

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 99 MIN.

With: Ali MacGraw Ryan O'Neal John Marley Ray Milland Russell Nype Katherine Balfour

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