24 Hours in a Woman's Life (1961)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |  
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Based on Stefan Zweig's novel, this made-for-TV movie was adapted by John Mortimer and directed by Silvio Narizzano. Told in flashback, a middle-aged woman (Ingrid Bergman) travels to Europe after the death of her husband of 17 years. In Monte Carlo, she goes to a casino with a friend (John Williams) and meets a gambler (Rip Torn). Thinking that she can reform him, she and the gambler become romantically involved; in the span of 24 hours, she saves him from a suicide attempt. Also starring Jerry Orbach and Lili Darvas, with original music by George Kleinsinger.This story has been remade several times, most notably by filmmaker Robert Land in 1931.

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bad-guy, death, gambling, grandmother, late-bloomers, love, romance, tragic-love, woman