Love Is Only a Word (1971)

  |  Drama, Romance


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Verena Angenford, the beautiful and sensible wife of a powerful banker falls in love with the 21 year old school-boy Oliver Mansfeld. They start a love affair, believing that Verna's ... See full summary »


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  • Herbert Fleischmann and Judy Winter in Love Is Only a Word (1971)
  • Malte Thorsten and Judy Winter in Love Is Only a Word (1971)
  • Herbert Fleischmann, Malte Thorsten, and Judy Winter in Love Is Only a Word (1971)
  • Malte Thorsten and Judy Winter in Love Is Only a Word (1971)
  • Herbert Fleischmann, Malte Thorsten, and Judy Winter in Love Is Only a Word (1971)

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Director:

Alfred Vohrer

Writers:

Manfred Purzer (screenplay), Johannes Mario Simmel (novel)

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30 October 1998 | SMK-4
6
| Melodrama with an edge
Pretty much an ordinary melodrama of an adulterous affair of a woman with a younger man and the jealous reaction of her husband. Still, it was probably quite a novelty in 1971 with the freshly relaxed censorship situation, e.g. there is more sex and violence than in any Douglas Sirk melodrama. This gives the film an extra tough edge which traditional melodramas are missing and which seems strangely appropriate for the genre, albeit unfamiliar.

The above words might have given you a wrong impression: this film does not feature wild sex orgies rudely interrupted by someone with a large machete. No, it simply pushed the boundaries of the genre into the 1970s. It's the kind of film British TV companies are likely to produce as a TV movie for their after 9pm program slot.

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