Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (TV Movie 1981) Poster

(1981 TV Movie)

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A great movie that offers a glimpse into what Jackie was like while married to JFK
b-smith29 September 2006
This is a great movie staring Jaclyn Smith covering the period of time of Jackie's childhood through when Jackie met Jack Kennedy and married him up until Jack's death in Dallas. It offers a glimpse of what Jackie was like during this period and what being married to JFK was like. The period of time called Camelot was a magical time in US history and this film offers a unique and up beat perspective into this period.

For example there is a part in the film where Jackie went to Europe and Jack asked here to bring back some books. A whole crate of them. After they were married Jackie complained that the press asked here questions like if her panties were cotton or nylon. Jack said that when you give them something better to talk about they will and that's when she decided to renovate the White House.

Jaclyn Smith's acting is superb and the contrast between the role she plays and Jackie's alcoholic father is quite interesting. It's an great addition the body of knowledge about Jackie and JFK and a great Jaclyn Smith film.

The VHS tape version that is currently available has a running time of 122 minutes. The original version was 150 minutes. It would be nice if ABC Circle Films who produced the film in 1981 or whoever owns it would release the entire 150 minutes on DVD.
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Jacklyn Smith Was Superb As Jackie
Desertman8417 December 2014
Warning: Spoilers
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy is a TV movie about the life of the former first lady and wife of the President John Kennedy.Jacklyn Smith stars into the title role together with James Franciscus,who plays JFK.It tells the story of Jackie during her time in the White House as well as the days when she was courted by JFK when he was Congressman and during the campaign period for the Presidency.Added to that,her relationship with her alcoholic father was also a significant part of the story.

Jacklyn Smith provided tons of elegance and screen presence as Jackie.No question that this led her into becoming the Queen of TV Movies and Mini-series during the 80's when they were popular on television.She also provided a superb and unforgettable performance as the former first lady.This two-hour TV movie is definitely definitely a joy to watch despite the fact that it was shown more than 30 years ago.
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