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Murphy's Romance: Oldie but Goodie!

Updated on September 11, 2014

Love this movie!

Poster art for film, Murphy's Romance
Poster art for film, Murphy's Romance | Source

Review of the film, Murphy's Romance

My wife and I don't watch many movies any more, but we have watched this one perhaps a dozen times, on different platforms, over many years. If it pops up while we are going through the channels on the television, we almost always stop and watch it. Some of the lines, like "How do you like your eggs?" will be with us forever.

I suppose James Garner and Sallie Field both being at their best helps... but honestly, it is probably that we are a little younger than him, and a little older than her... that just makes this film very special to us. We were fans of both of them before they made this little gem together, so that contributes as well.

And, being born romantics doesn't hurt, either.

As the man of the family, I'll admit a little bias to enjoying Garner and his car, parked in front of his store, as well. There is just something special about a guy and his particular car that cannot be matched.

The chemistry between the two of them just sparkles... whether they are in sync, as later on, or out-of-sync as they seem to be early in the film. His 'no-nonsense' approach to their 'relationship' just draws us in, every time, whether the first or the tenth viewing.

Now, with the specific product I've spotlighted here, you can see this film (again?) right on your own iPad or other electronic device as noted. How can you possibly beat that opportunity. Get it today, and smile when you go to bed tonight. ;-)

Cash McCall
Cash McCall

Another one for James Garner fans...

 

James Garner as Bret Maverick

Stock photo of James Garner as Bret Maverick
Stock photo of James Garner as Bret Maverick | Source

James Garner

Jim has left us, now, as I update this film review, but he will never be forgotten by anyone who has the chance to see this marvelous film. It represents, so well, everything he did in a very long, productive, and incredible career.

Many will know him best for his television series roles, or other movies, of course, of many, many years. But, to me, this role as the small town druggist is my favorite.

Something To Talk About
Something To Talk About

Another fun romance! ;-)

 

Sally Field at 62nd Academy Awards

Sally Field in 1990
Sally Field in 1990 | Source

Sally Field

We knew Sally Field as the Flying Nun, then in Smokey and the Bandit, and many other, increasing more demanding film roles. And, of course, her Academy Award speech, "You love me, you really love me!" … or something to that effect.

We'll always think of her here in this simple little role, and the challenges she faced in her life in this small town… where she interacts with the local druggist!! ;-)

Theatrical Poster
Theatrical Poster

How many times have you seen Murphy's Romance?

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I really look forward to your comments. What do you think of this film? Does it have the same effect on you as it does on us?

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      Rhonda Lytle 

      3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      I very much enjoyed this movie. It's so sad we lost James Garner recently. He was a great actor, at least in my opinion. Murphy's romance always brings a smile to my face.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @AllisonsAttic: Thank you, nice to get a comment! ;-)

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      AllisonsAttic 

      4 years ago

      Love love love this movie!!!

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      Angela F 

      4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I remember seeing this years ago - two actors I always enjoy. Pinned.

    • DrBillSmithWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      William Leverne Smith 

      4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @paulahite: Thanks. Fixed. ;-)

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      Paula Hite 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      one of your video clips isn't loading.

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      RinchenChodron 

      4 years ago

      It's been a long time since I've watched it but it is a classic! I do enjoy both actors as well. Nice review.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @MarcellaCarlton: Thanks... certainly one of our all-time favorites! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 

      4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Donna Cook: One of the few films I've watched over and over and over... !! ;-)

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      Donna Cook 

      4 years ago

      Love this film! I've been a James Garner fan since Maverick and Sally Field since Gidget. Her horsemanship in this film is amazing! Great lens!

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      MarcellaCarlton 

      4 years ago

      It sure does! I love it when later in the film with one or two words she can get Murphy into the house. "chili" she'll yell or "apple pie". Garner is simply a wonderful actor and with Sally Fields it makes this movie a no-brainer. Good lens and great movie.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Diana Wenzel: You will enjoy it each time, I'm sure! ;-)

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      DebMartin 

      4 years ago

      I've never seen this movie. I'm off to rent it right now. Thanks!

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      Renaissance Woman 

      4 years ago from Colorado

      I'm pretty sure it's time for me to watch this again. It has been many years since my first viewing.

    • DrBillSmithWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      William Leverne Smith 

      4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @DebMartin: You cannot do better than Murphy's Romance, that is for sure! ;-)

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      WinWriter 

      4 years ago

      It's such a sweet story. Thank you for the reminder. I would love to see it again.

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      RussnJo 

      4 years ago

      Love, love, love this movie! I admit that I enjoy most anything that Sally Fields does . . . and Murphy's Romance is one I've seen at least 6 times and will watch again.

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      KathyZ1 

      4 years ago

      Great lens, enjoy it.

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