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On Valentine's Day Details


A prequel to [[Performer~P24162~Horton Foote~hortonfoote]]'s [[Feature~V65~1918~1918]], On Valentine's Day was filmed in 1984, then held back from release till 1986. On the titular day, Elizabeth Vaughn ([[Performer~P24167~Hallie Foote~halliefoote]], [[Performer~P24162~Horton~hortonfoote]]'s daughter) and Horace Robedeaux (William Converse-Roberts) elope. Horace stubbornly refuses to ask for financial assistant from his parents or in-laws, so the penniless couple is compelled to live in an inexpensive boarding house. Their fellow tenants are the usual assortment of eccentrics, including alcoholic Bobby Pate ([[Performer~P35464~Richard Jenkins~richardjenkins]]), spinster Miss Ruth ([[Performer~P27659~Carol Goodheart~carolgoodheart]]), heartbroken George Tyler ([[Performer~P32351~Steven Hill~stevenhill]]) and garrulous young Bessie (Jeanne McCarthy). After several months of enduring the woes of the other boarders, Horace swallows his pride and agrees to allow father-in-law Michael Higgins to support him and Elizabeth. There's a reconciliation, but one tinged with the premonition that Horace and Elizabeth aren't out of the woods yet. Together with [[Feature~V38791~Portrait of a Marriage~portraitofawhitemarriage]] (never released theatrically), On Valentine's Day and [[Feature~V65~1918~1918]] were later reedited and incorporated into a [[Performer~P24162~Horton Foote~hortonfoote]] TV trilogy on the PBS network. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


William Converse-Roberts
as Horace Robedaux
Michael Higgins
as Mr. Vaughn
Steven Hill
as George Tyler
Richard Jenkins
as Bobby Pate
Carol Goodheart
as Miss Ruth
Jeanne McCarthy
as Bessie
Matthew Broderick
as Brother Vaughn
Rochelle Oliver
as Mrs. Vaughn
Bill McGhee
as Sam
Oskar Kelly
as Old Black Man
Horton Foote
as Steve Tyler
Irma P. Hall
as Aunt Charity
Jack Gould
as Baptist Preacher
Ed Holmes
as Ned
Tim Green
as Sheriff


Lewis M. Allen
Calvin Skaggs
Peter Newman
Lillian Foote
Horton Foote
Screen Story
Horton Foote
Horton Foote
Play Author
George Tirl
Jonathan Sheffer
Composer (Music Score)
Nancy Baker
Howard Cummings
Art Director
Van Broughton Ramsey
Costume Designer