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The Buttercup Chain (1970) Robert Ellis Miller, Hywel Bennett, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jane Asher, Drama

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The Buttercup Chain, based on Janice Elliot’s novel, details the intense friendship among four people that turns tragic over the course of one summer. France (Hywel Bennett) and Margaret (Jane Asher) are first cousins, born of twin sisters on the same day. As children, they were brought up as brother and sister. The two possess such a strong platonic love for each other that they are incapable of loving anyone else. When Margaret travels to London to live with France, he picks out beautiful Swedish student Fred (Sven-Bertil Taube) to be Margaret’s lover. For himself, he selects American girl Manny (Leigh Taylor-Young). As they spend their holidays traveling in Spain, the countryside of England, and Sweden, the foursome communicate with each other and try to discover the meaning of love.
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968) Robert Ellis Miller, Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann, Drama

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1969)
Sentimental story centers around a deaf-mute, Singer, and Mick, a teenager who lives in the house where he rents a room. Mick and Singer become friends, though they are separated by Singer’s lack of communication ability and Mick’s struggle with teenage traumas. The lives of the people Singer touches are varied, linked only by their friendship with Singer. His friends include a deaf-mute, a drunk, a and a doctor. Singer does his best to help those around him solve their problems, but who is there to help him solve his own?
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