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Filmed in 1971 under the title The Widower, Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing finally reached the screen in 1973. Set in Spain, the film stars Timothy Bottoms as the aimless son of doctor Charles Baxter. While bicycling through the Spanish countryside, Charles makes the acquaintance of much-older Lila (Maggie Smith.) He falls in love with her, but she is resistant. Eventually touched by Charles' clumsy sincerity, Lila invites him to bed. The film then wanders into Maggie Smith territory when Lila is afflicted by a terminal illness. Director Alan J. Pakula completed Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing during the "cooling off" period between his more famous Alan J. Pakula (1971) and Alan J. Pakula (1974). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Maggie Smith
as LIla Fisher
Timothy Bottoms
as Walter Elbertson
Emiliano Redondo
as The Spanish Gentleman
Margaret Modlin
as Mrs. Elbertson
Elmer Modlin
as Dr. Edelheidt
May Heatherly
as Melanie Elbertson
Lloyd Brimhall
as Carl
May Heatherly
as Melanie Elbertson
Elmer Modlin
as Dr. Edelheidt

Crew

Alan J. Pakula
Director
Alan J. Pakula
Producer
Alvin Sargent
Screenwriter
Geoffrey Unsworth
Cinematographer
Enrique Alarcon
Art Director
Tom Pevsner
Associate Producer
Germinal Rangel
Costume Designer
Tom Simpson
Sound/Sound Designer
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