On Valentine's Day - Story of a Marriage

Overview

A prequel to Horton Foote's 1918, On Valentine's Day was filmed in 1984, then held back from release till 1986. On the titular day, Elizabeth Vaughn (Hallie Foote, Horton's daughter) and Horace Robedeaux (William Converse-Roberts) elope. Horace stubbornly refuses to ask for financial assistant from his parents or in-laws, so the penniless couple is compelled to live in an inexpensive boarding house. Their fellow tenants are the usual assortment of eccentrics, including alcoholic Bobby Pate (Richard Jenkins), ...
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Overview

A prequel to Horton Foote's 1918, On Valentine's Day was filmed in 1984, then held back from release till 1986. On the titular day, Elizabeth Vaughn (Hallie Foote, Horton's daughter) and Horace Robedeaux (William Converse-Roberts) elope. Horace stubbornly refuses to ask for financial assistant from his parents or in-laws, so the penniless couple is compelled to live in an inexpensive boarding house. Their fellow tenants are the usual assortment of eccentrics, including alcoholic Bobby Pate (Richard Jenkins), spinster Miss Ruth (Carol Goodheart), heartbroken George Tyler (Steven Hill) and garrulous young Bessie (Jeanne McCarthy). After several months of enduring the woes of the other boarders, Horace swallows his pride and agrees to allow father-in-law Michael Higgins to support him and Elizabeth. There's a reconciliation, but one tinged with the premonition that Horace and Elizabeth aren't out of the woods yet. Together with Portrait of a Marriage (never released theatrically), On Valentine's Day and 1918 were later reedited and incorporated into a Horton Foote TV trilogy on the PBS network.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2004
  • UPC: 014381042825
  • Original Release: 1986
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Converse-Roberts Horace Robedaux
Hallie Foote Elizabeth Robedaux
Michael Higgins Mr. Vaughn
Steven Hill George Tyler
Richard Jenkins Bobby Pate
Carol Goodheart Miss Ruth
Jeanne McCarthy Bessie
Matthew Broderick Brother Vaughn
Rochelle Oliver Mrs. Vaughn
Horton Foote Steve Tyler
Jack Gould Baptist Preacher
Tim Green Sheriff
Irma P. Hall Aunt Charity
Ed Holmes Ned
Oskar Kelly Old Black Man
Bill McGhee Sam
Peyton Park Dr. Goodhue
Artist Thorton Young Black Man
Technical Credits
Ken Harrison Director
Lewis M. Allen Producer
Nancy Baker Editor
Howard Cummings Art Director
Horton Foote Original Story, Screenwriter
Lillian Foote Producer
Lidsay Law Producer
Ross E. Milloy Producer
Peter Newman Producer
Van Broughton Ramsey Costumes/Costume Designer
Carla Palmer Rulien Makeup
Donna Su Schiller Set Decoration/Design
Jonathan Sheffer Score Composer
Calvin Skaggs Producer
George Tirl Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title [2:56]
2. Reminiscing [5:50]
3. A Baptist Ceremony [2:35]
4. Christmas Eve - 1917 [12:52]
5. Unexpected Call [9:09]
6. Nicest Present of All [10:23]
7. House Call [8:49]
8. True Happiness [6:33]
9. Off Again [7:11]
10. Down to the River [5:47]
11. Promises [6:53]
12. Visit From Papa [4:35]
13. Passing of Life [8:35]
14. Contentment [11:39]
15. End Credits [3:04]
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Side #1 --
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