Love StoryDirector: Arthur Hiller
In director Arthur Hiller's hit tearjerker -- based on Erich Segal's novella -- Ryan O'Neal plays Oliver Barrett IV, a comfortably off Harvard pre-law student who falls in love with Radcliffe music student Jenny Cavilleri (Ali MacGraw), a freewheeling, delightfully profane product of a blue-collar Italian-American family. Oliver's father (Ray Milland) heartily disapproves of the subsequent marriage and cuts off his son's allowance. Despite financial travails (the pampered Oliver actually has to go to work!), the couple is blissfully happy....until Jenny is diagnosed as having an unnamed disease that consigns her to an early death. The movie's tagline "Love means never having to say you're sorry" became an iconic American catchphrase, the film's theme a number one hit. One of the early products of Paramount guru Robert Evans, Love Story grossed more money than any Paramount production before it. This enormously successful film inspired a 1978 sequel, Oliver's Story.
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- [Wide Screen]
Cast & Crew
|Ryan O'Neal||Oliver Barrett IV|
|Ray Milland||Oliver Barrett III|
|Katherine Balfour||Mrs. Oliver Barrett Ill|
|Robert Modica||Dr. Addison|
|Sydney Walker||Dr. Shapely|
|Tommy Lee Jones||Hank|
|Andrew Duncan||Rev. Blauvelt|
|Bob O'Connell||Tommy the Doorman|
|David Golden||Executive Producer|
|Robert Gundlach||Art Director|
|Jack C. Jacobsen||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Richard C. Kratina||Cinematographer|
|Francis Lai||Score Composer|
|Peter R. Scoppa||Asst. Director|
|Philip Smith||Set Decoration/Design|
|Pearl Somner||Costumes/Costume Designer|
0. Scene Selections
1. Preppy [3:48]
2. Penalty Box [5:09]
3. Fathers [5:08]
4. Falling in Love [2:27]
5. A Marriage Proposal [6:32]
6. Meeting The Parents [6:11]
7. Asking For A Scholarship [5:10]
8. A New World [4:25]
9. Husband And Wife [4:09]
10. An Invitation [2:04]
11. Looking For Jenny [3:59]
12. Law School Graduation [6:08]
13. Doctor's Advice [3:57]
14. Acting Normal [5:34]
15. Ice Skating [3:41]
16. A Personal Matter [4:57]
17. Holding Jenny [1:05]
18. "Love Means..." [5:19]
Subtitle Options English For The Deaf And Hearing Impaired
Subtitle Options None
LOVE STORY A Classic Remembered
COMMENTARY By Director Arthur Hiller
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I purchased this for my teenager because I remembered it as "THE" teen movie of it's day. Well, it was almost unwatchable. The plot was lazy and the acting was atrocious! No wonder Ali McGraw faded away. Don't let your memories fool you, this one should stay in the vault!
I have fallen in love with love story!This movie changes your perspective on what love is,what its all about,and the sacrifcies people make for one another.It will make you laugh,cry,and dream.Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal have an excellent chemistry and portray two lovers very well in this all time classic.My all time favorite movie ever,even though it was made before i was born.I give it 5 stars,a MUST see!
It's a beautifully simple film, and its simplicity is what makes it so powerful. It's purely about love, and love overcoming everything - even snobbish parents and death. Today, more than 30 years later, its premise has become so cliche, but Love Story was one of the first of its kind, and easily the best. O'Neal and MacGraw are incredibly attractive and have great chemistry, and their devastation becomes yours as well. The film really packs an emotional punch. I love it.
i loved this movie true it was made before my time but i just loved how the two people from two different back grounds find love.
If you haven't ever been in love yet, this movie will certainly cause you to at least fall in love with Love!
This movie will always be my favorite movie. There is nothing like it! It truely captures the idea of unconditional & true love!