Two Loves (1961)

100 mins | Drama | 1961

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in California. Prerelease titles: The Spinster and I'll Save My Love ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in California. Prerelease titles: The Spinster and I'll Save My Love . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Julian Blaustein Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
2d asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam asst
Stills
Gaffer
Best boy
Best boy
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Asst ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
Prop man
2d prop man
COSTUMES
Men`s ward
Ward woman
MUSIC
Orch cond
SOUND
Rec supv
Sd mixer
Boom op
Rec
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Hairstyles
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit mgr
Casting
Scr supv
Craft service
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Spinster by Sylvia Ashton-Warner (London, 1958).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
I'll Save My Love
The Spinster
Release Date:
1961
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 24 May 1961
Copyright Claimant:
Julian Blaustein Productions
Copyright Date:
3 March 1961
Copyright Number:
LP19110
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
Metrocolor
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
100
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

American-born Anna Vorontosov teaches school in a remote, primitive section of northern New Zealand. Her experimental teaching methods have won her the love and affection of her pupils and their parents and the admiration of the unhappily married school inspector, Abercrombie. Her personal life, however, is less secure; frightened of love and sexually inhibited, she has always been aloof with men. Eager to break down this barrier is Englishman Paul Lathrope, a somewhat irrational and immature fellow teacher who aspires to be a singer. Though Anna is attracted to him, she refuses to submit to his advances. One day she is shocked to learn that one of her helpers, Whareparita, a 15-year-old unmarried Maori girl, is expecting a child. Equally devastating to Anna is the discovery that both the young girl and her relatives are eagerly awaiting the baby. This calm acceptance of nature so disturbs Anna that she begins to question her own way of life. Then Whareparita's baby dies at birth, and Paul is killed in a motorcycle accident--possibly suicidal. Shortly before the funeral Anna learns that it was Paul who fathered Whareparita's dead infant. Overcome with guilt, Anna blames her frigidity for the tragic turn of events. It is only when Abercrombie convinces her that no one is directly responsible for the actions of another person that Anna is able to absolve herself of guilt. Encouraged by the gentle and tender love offered by Abercrombie, she at last realizes that she has nothing to fear from ... +


American-born Anna Vorontosov teaches school in a remote, primitive section of northern New Zealand. Her experimental teaching methods have won her the love and affection of her pupils and their parents and the admiration of the unhappily married school inspector, Abercrombie. Her personal life, however, is less secure; frightened of love and sexually inhibited, she has always been aloof with men. Eager to break down this barrier is Englishman Paul Lathrope, a somewhat irrational and immature fellow teacher who aspires to be a singer. Though Anna is attracted to him, she refuses to submit to his advances. One day she is shocked to learn that one of her helpers, Whareparita, a 15-year-old unmarried Maori girl, is expecting a child. Equally devastating to Anna is the discovery that both the young girl and her relatives are eagerly awaiting the baby. This calm acceptance of nature so disturbs Anna that she begins to question her own way of life. Then Whareparita's baby dies at birth, and Paul is killed in a motorcycle accident--possibly suicidal. Shortly before the funeral Anna learns that it was Paul who fathered Whareparita's dead infant. Overcome with guilt, Anna blames her frigidity for the tragic turn of events. It is only when Abercrombie convinces her that no one is directly responsible for the actions of another person that Anna is able to absolve herself of guilt. Encouraged by the gentle and tender love offered by Abercrombie, she at last realizes that she has nothing to fear from life. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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