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Two Loves (1961)

Approved | | Drama | 9 November 1961 (Mexico)
Out on a Limb, not out on a Leash.

Director:

Charles Walters

Writers:

Ben Maddow (screenplay), Sylvia Ashton-Warner (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Shirley MacLaine ... Anna Vorontosov
Laurence Harvey ... Paul Lathrope
Jack Hawkins ... William W.J. Abercrombie
Nobu McCarthy ... Whareparita
Ronald Long ... Headmaster Reardon
Norah Howard ... Mrs. Cutter
Juano Hernandez ... Chief Rauhuia
Kingi Ihaka Kingi Ihaka ... Reverend Tangaroa
Malasia Kentner Malasia Kentner ... Maori Housewife
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Storyline

American Anna Vorontosov teaches in a rural school on New Zealand's North Island. Her class of younger students is comprised largely of Maoris. She feels that western methods are not the most appropriate in teaching her students, for who concepts such as "see Jane run" have no cultural context. She wants her students to "feel", from love to pain to joy, and as such her classes are outwardly disorganized and chaotic. Her livelihood is potentially threatened with the arrival of a new senior inspector of primary schools, a Brit name William Abercrombie. To make her classes seem more organized to Abercrombie, Anna enlists the help of one of the older students, fifteen year old Maori, Whareparita. Anna's students, including Whareparita, see her as their guardian angel. Anna's burgeoning friendship with Whareparita may show her that although she has her students' best interests at heart, she may also not fully understand the culture within which she now lives. Teaching is her life, which ... Written by Huggo

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So busy with her children...SHE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO GET MARRIED! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1961 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Dos amores See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Jack Hawkins sticks out his tongue and the children laugh is because in the Maori war dance the warriors stick out their tongues to look more scary. See more »

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Non-New Zealand New Zealand
10 September 2003 | by wabus44See all my reviews

It is interesting to note that this movie, purportedly set in New Zealand, has no one speaking with a New Zealand accent. It is also interesting that the "natives" ( Maori) are all Mexican or Japanese. This film is condescending, inane drivel. What were the likes of Jack Hawkins, Laurence Harvey and Shirley McLain thinking?


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