The Time and the Touch (1962)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This is the only Hollywood film made by Mexican director Benito Alazraki, and it is a somewhat superficial tale of a May-December relationship between an American woman, Elizabeth (Vicki Cummins) and a young, impoverished Mexican, Aristeo (Xavier Marc). Elizabeth is a widow whose deceased husband had kept her sheltered from the harsher realities of life, and now that she is on her own, she is not sure what to do. While at the movies one day, Aristeo comes to her rescue when a drunk gets aggressive. Later, she invites him to her place to give him a bit of money as a thank-you gesture, and from there the two end up as lovers. The difference in their ages causes some problems, which they seem to overcome until a fateful trip to the seashore and an encounter with an unscrupulous adventurer changes everything.

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sexual-harassment, May-December-romance, rescue, teenagers, widow/widower