PG | | Drama, Romance
Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.
Marvin Hamlisch originally did not include the title theme music in the final scene when Katie hugs Hubbell. After the first preview showing fell flat, he changed his mind. The studio didn't want to pay the $15,000 cost of redoing the scene, so Hamlisch returned that sum out of his film paycheck to make the change.
You hold on and I don't know how. And I wish I did. Maybe you were born committed... I can't get negative enough. I can't get angry enough. And I can't get positive enough.
In the opening scene, where the movie marquee is shown displaying Counter-Attack (1945) starring Paul Muni and Larry Parks - that film wasn't released until April 1945. However, The Way We Were starts in the spring of 1944.
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