Love is Better Than Ever

Love is Better Than Ever

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Love is Better Than Ever

Though completed in 1950, Love Is Better Than Ever was held back from release until 1952, due in great part to the "political undesirability" of star Larry Parks, whose career was effectively ruined after he humbled himself before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Parks plays Broadway talent agent Jud Parker, who takes a fancy to small-town dance teacher Anastacia Macaboy (Elizabeth Taylor). Parker wines and dines Anastacia during her visit to New York for the purposes of seduction. But the girl assumes that his intentions are honorable, and sends word of her "impending" engagement to her hometown newspaper. With his reputation on the line, Parker agrees to confirm the engagement if asked, with the understanding that he doesn't really mean it. Rest assured that by fade-out time, he will mean it. Gene Kelly makes an unbilled cameo appearance in Love Is Better Than Ever, which also features such reliables as Ann Doran, Kathleen Freeman, and Dick Wessel.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/21/2009
UPC: 0883316173572
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 39,209

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Larry Parks Jud Parker
Elizabeth Taylor Anastacia Macaboy
Elinor Donahue Pattie Marie Levoy
Josephine Hutchinson Mrs. Macaboy
Tom Tully Mr. Macaboy
Ann Doran Mrs. Levoy
Kathleen Freeman Mrs. Kahrney
Doreen McCann Albertina Kahrney
Alex Gerry Hamlet
Gail Bonney Mrs. Oelschlager
Mae Clarke Mrs. Ireland
Lucille Curtis Mother
Dan Foster Actor
Jack George Actor
Tom Hanlon Announcer
Frank Hyers Bernie
Richard Karlan Siddo
Gene Kelly Guest Star
William "Bill" Phillips Mr. Khourney
Nancy Saunders Pauline
Ann Tyrrell Mrs. Whitney
Dick Wessel Smittie
Bertil Unger Randie Dean

Technical Credits
Stanley Donen Director
George Boemler Editor
Ruth Brooks Flippen Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Lennie Hayton Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
Gabriel Scognamillo Art Director
William H. Wright Producer

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