The Gift Of Love (1978)

Theatrical Release: June 15, 1991
DVD Release: November 18, 2003
The Gift Of Love (1978)
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Synopsis

Played against the tapestry of early 1900’s New York, this touching tale of selflessness brings O.Henry’s Christmas valentine to the screen. A wealthy Orphan (Marie Osmond) is dutifully resigned to an arranged-for marriage to a man of “socially acceptable class” (James Woods), when her heart is captured by a young Swiss immigrant (Timothy Bottoms). Within her heart she wages the struggle to fulfill her relatives expectations, and yet to find for herself that most precious of all joys, “The Gift of Love”.

Dove Review

A charming story of O. Henry’s that is brought to life by Marie Osmond and Timothy Bottoms. This tale held in days of past portrays the social standing of those in the early 1900s. A story about one young lady’s discovery of the true meaning of love. Although engaged in a marriage that is more of a merger than love related, Beth finds true love at first sight of Rudy. Just a delightful romantic movie for the family. Dove awards the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: A couple kisses; a hand gesture regarding a woman's breast.
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Arranged marriages; reference regarding difference in social classes of people.

Info

Company: Monterey Media
Writer: Short Story: O. Henry, Teleplay: Caryl Ledner
Director: Don Chaffey
Producer: Mitchell Brower
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe