Love Among the Ruins (film)

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Love Among the Ruins
DVD cover
Directed by George Cukor
Produced by Allan Davis
Written by James Costigan
Starring Katharine Hepburn
Laurence Olivier
Music by John Barry
Cinematography Douglas Slocombe
Edited by John F. Burnett
Distributed by American Broadcasting Company
Release dates
6 March 1975
Running time
100 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Love Among the Ruins is a 1975 British television film (1975) directed by George Cukor and starring Katharine Hepburn and Sir Laurence Olivier. It first aired on ABC-TV, in the U.S.

Set in Edwardian England, Love Among the Ruins tells the story of Jessica Medlicott (Hepburn), an aging grande dame, formerly an actress of the London theatre. When Medlicott is accused by a young man of seducing and then abandoning him, she retains the services of the greatest barrister in Britain (Olivier), who turns out to be a former suitor still in love with her.

The show won several Emmy Awards, including Hepburn and Olivier for Outstanding Performance, and Cukor for Outstanding Directing.


Hepburn and Olivier filming Love Among the Ruins (1975)


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