Love Is Better Than Ever

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Love Is Better Than Ever
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byStanley Donen
Produced byWilliam H. Wright
Written byRuth Brooks Flippen
StarringLarry Parks
Elizabeth Taylor
Music byLennie Hayton
CinematographyHarold Rosson
Edited byGeorge Boemler
Release date
February 23, 1952 (1952-02-23)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$974,000[1]

Love Is Better Than Ever is a 1952 American romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen from a screenplay by Ruth Brooks Flippen, starring Larry Parks and Elizabeth Taylor. The plot concerns a small-town girl who falls in love with a big-city talent agent.[2]


Confirmed bachelor Jud Parker (Larry Parks) likes his life the way it is. A talent agent, he goes to New Haven, Connecticut on a client's behalf and meets Anastacia "Stacie" Macaboy (Elizabeth Taylor), who owns a dance school.

Stacie then runs into him in New York when she goes to a convention. Jud takes her to a New York Giants baseball game and to dinner and dancing. Stacie falls in love, but Jud is furious when a story in the New Haven paper claims they are engaged.

Mrs. Levoy and her daughter, who run a rival dance school, sully Stacie's reputation and cause students to drop out. Stacie and Jud disagree on how to explain their relationship until Stacie ultimately bets everything on the outcome of the Giants' next game.


Box office[edit]

According to MGM records the film earned $634,000 in the US and $340,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $362,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ Love Is Better Than Ever at the TCM Movie Database

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