Lee Remick movie

Kim Hale (kah000@mail.lib.colum.edu)
Wed, 29 Nov 2000 11:23:43 -0800 (PST)

I think this might be the film a recent VIDEOLIB query asked about
featuring Lee Remick.

Kim

>From the site, Allmovie.com:
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The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story
1983 - USA - 96 min. - Feature, Color

Director: Delbert Mann
Artistic/ ProductionStyles: Made for TV
>From story by: Aldrich, Mrs. Bess Streeter
>From story: Silent Stars Go By, The
Set In: Christmas, Depression era
Produced by: Amanda Productions / Telecom Entertainment

SYNOPSIS:

Bearing a marked resemblance to It's a Wonderful Life, The Gift of Love: A
Christmas Story stars Lee Remick as a woman plagued by profound emotional
and business problems. It's getting close to Christmas, but Remick is
hardly in the mood to celebrate, feeling that her life has lost its
purpose. She is revitalized by a dream in which she is reunited with her
recently deceased mother (Angela Lansbury), who guides Remick through an
inspiring replay of her Depression-era childhood.

Earl Hamner, of Waltons fame, penned the determinedly lachrymose
screenplay. Filmed on location in Vermont, the made-for-TV The Gift of
Love was originally aired five days before Christmas in
1983. -- Hal Erickson

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