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The Affair (1973)

A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.

Director:

Gilbert Cates

Writer:

Barbara Turner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Wood ... Courtney Patterson
Robert Wagner ... Marcus Simon
Bruce Davison ... Jamie Patterson
Jamie Smith-Jackson ... Jennifer (as Jamie Smith Jackson)
Pat Harrington Jr. ... Frank (as Pat Harrington)
Kent Smith ... Mr. Patterson
Paul Ryan Paul Ryan ... Bobbie
Frances Reid ... Mrs. Patterson
Mark Roberts ... Howard
Anna Aries Anna Aries ... Annie Simon
Steve Riskas Steve Riskas ... Peter
Brett Ericson Brett Ericson ... Evan
Robert Stull Robert Stull ... Michael
Anna Karen Anna Karen ... Willa
Paul Pepper Paul Pepper ... Engineer
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Storyline

It was love at first sight for Marcus Simon an attorney when he saw Courtney Patterson a 32 year old composer crippled by polio. Marcus tries to slowly and gently remove the emotion barriers Courtney built around herself and give them both a chance at love and happiness. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breve Paixão See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Natalie Wood was pregnant while making the movie and named her daughter Courtney Brooke Wagner after the character she played. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: To the Devil a Daughter (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't See You Anymore
Written by Renée Armand and Jim Gordon
Performed by Natalie Wood
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Natalie Wood & Robert Wagner Were Magic !
20 January 2004 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Over the years I missed this TV Film and was completely surprised by the great performance of Natalie Wood,(Courtney Patterson),"Meteor",'79, a cripple who was taken advantage of by Robert Wagner (Marcus Simon),"El Padrino,'03. Marcus Simon fell madly in love with Courtney and drove Courtney crazy until she finally paid attention to him and went to bed with him. Marcus should never have started a romance with Courtney, because he was only going to Break Her Heart. The acting between Marcus & Courtney was fantastic and at times made you very angry at Marcus for having started this entire "AFFAIR". Bruce Davison,(Jamie Patterson), Courtney's brother tells her, "At least someone loved you in this world" and it was good you got to see what the REAL WORLD IS ALL ABOUT" ! Natlie Wood & Robert Wagner were married for the second time during this film and they were really a match made in Heaven! Natlie is greatly missed!


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