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The High Cost of Loving

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Director  Jose Ferrer
Running time  1h 27m
Genres  Satire, Comedy-drama
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

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Country  United States
The High Cost of Loving movie poster
Cast  José Ferrer (Jim Fry), Gena Rowlands (Ginny Fry), Jim Backus (Paul Mason), Edward Platt (Eli Cave)
Release date  1958
Writer  Alford Van Ronkel (story), Milo O. Frank Jr. (story), Alford Van Ronkel
Art directors  William A. Horning, Randall Duell
Similar movies  Washington Story (1952)

The High Cost of Loving is a 1958 comedy film directed by and starring Jose Ferrer. It marked the film debut of Gena Rowlands.

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Plot

Around the same time Jim Fry learns that his place of work is merging with another company, his wife of nine years Ginny reveals she might be pregnant with their first child.

Jim celebrates with friend Steve Hayward, but when invitations are extended to a company luncheon to meet the new executives, Jim is excluded. The word goes around quickly that new president Eli Cave is planning a few changes. Jim feels upset and betrayed after 15 years of loyalty to the firm.

Ginny is pleased about the baby, but after Steve's wife, her friend Syd, speaks happily of the upcoming luncheon and improved prospects for their husbands, Jim confesses to Ginny that he's actually about to be fired. The angrier he gets, Jim decides to write a letter of protest, then confront Cave face-to-face, particularly after seeing his name being removed from his office door.

Jim is unaware that Cave is planning a promotion for Jim and has been informed of the invitation slight, an oversight. He is eager to invite Jim to the luncheon personally, which results in Jim needing to humbly request his angry letter be returned. When all is resolved, he and Ginny toast his new success and their future parenthood.

Reception

According to MGM records the movie earned $305,000 in the US and Canada and $275,000 elsewhere, making a loss to the studio of $350,000.

Cast

  • José Ferrer as Jim Fry
  • Gena Rowlands as Ginny Fry
  • Joanne Gilbert as Syd Heyward
  • Jim Backus as Paul Mason
  • Bobby Troup as Steve Heyward
  • Edward Platt as Eli Cave
  • References

    The High Cost of Loving Wikipedia
    The High Cost of Loving IMDb The High Cost of Loving themoviedb.org


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