A Touch of Class

Synopsis: American Steve Blackburn, in the insurance business, is married with two kids. Vickie Allessio, a self described design "stealer" for a knockoff fashion house, is a recent divorcée with two kids. Steve and Vickie are running into each other more and more in their day to day lives in London before even knowing who the other is, which suits them both fine, as when they do finally officially meet, Steve is up front that he wants to have an affair with her, Steve who has had affairs in the past whenever his wife Gloria, who is from old money, isn't around which is currently the case as she is in the States visiting her parents. Vickie, in turn, is up front that she is amenable to a no-strings affair with him under specific circumstances, namely that it be at least a classy short term affair, meaning no cheap motels, and preferably a weekend away somewhere warm. Able to arrange a business trip to Málaga, Spain, for a week, Steve convinces Vickie to change their agreed weekend to a week and
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Melvin Frank
Production: Media Home Entertainment
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 10 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
91%
PG
Year:
1973
106 min
51 Views

We've been married for 11 years

and I've never been unfaithful to her...

...in the same city.

- Where is she now?

- Out of town.

- I see.

- What about lunch?

- What do you have in mind?

- Just lunch.

- Where?

- I know a cute continental restaurant.

- Italian?

- Continental.

It's very discreet, out of the way,

it's sort of...

...a hotel.

It's a very nice hotel.

It's got good food, great wine...

- I mean...

- What the hell, a girl has to eat.

It's difficult to steal in France,

because they expect you to.

- They are such snobs with their clothes...

- Waiter.

- I'm boring you to tears.

- Not at all.

Why are you asking for the check?

I would have liked coffee.

Of course, it's just that...

...l've got this friend who's got this...

- Little place upstairs.

- Little place upstairs.

I thought we'd have some coffee and...

- Cognac?

- Cognac.

- You've been there before.

- I'm wildly guessing.

- Shall we?

- Why not?

Why pay for something

when you can get it for free?

I didn't mean it to sound like that.

Would you please forget what I said?

- Certainly.

- Thank you.

- You're welcome.

- Where do I go?

- Thank you.

- 'Bye, madam.

Thank you, sir.

How long have you been divorced?

About six months.

You had two kids in the first three years?

No, I had them in the first two years.

Was he Catholic?

No, he wasn't Catholic

and I wasn't careless.

I just wanted those kids. I don't know.

It all suddenly became extremely fine.

- Then why'd you keep his name?

- It was the only thing he was giving away.

My God, you ask a lot of questions.

People either hate it or love it.

It's about 70/30.

- Milk and sugar?

- Sugar, please.

You know, it's a funny thing.

I can always tell about people.

- Can you?

- I know immediately when I'm relating.

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Melvin Frank

Melvin Frank was an American screenwriter, film producer and film director. He is known for his work on films such as Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Court Jester, and A Touch of Class. more…

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