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A prequel to Horton Foote's Horton Foote, On Valentine's Day was filmed in 1984, then held back from release till 1986. On the titular day, Elizabeth Vaughn (Hallie Foote, Horton'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 (Richard Jenkins), spinster Miss Ruth (Carol Goodheart), heartbroken George Tyler (Steven Hill) 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 Steven Hill (never released theatrically), On Valentine's Day and Horton Foote were later reedited and incorporated into a Horton Foote TV trilogy on the PBS network. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

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
Horton Foote
as Steve Tyler
Jack Gould
as Baptist Preacher
Tim Green
as Sheriff
Ed Holmes
as Ned
Oskar Kelly
as Old Black Man
Irma P. Hall
as Aunt Charity
Bill McGhee
as Sam
Oskar Kelly
as Old Black Man
Jack Gould
as Baptist Preacher
Ed Holmes
as Ned
Irma P. Hall
as Aunt Charity
Horton Foote
as Steve Tyler
Tim Green
as Sheriff

Crew

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