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A Rage to Live (1965)





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In this drama, a rich and beautiful socialite loves men and beds them at every opportunity. Eventually, she falls in love with an upright young man, and they marry. She is honest about her past, but he believes that true love will straighten her out. Unfortunately, he is mistaken.

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Suzanne Pleshette
as Grace Caldwell
Bradford Dillman
as Sidney Tate
Ben Gazzara
as Roger Bannon
Peter Graves
as Jack Hollister
Bethel Leslie
as Amy Hollister
James Gregory
as Dr. O'Brien
Mark Goddard
as Charlie
Ruth White
as Mrs. Bannon
Sarah Marshall
as Connie Schoffstall
George Furth
as Paul Reichelderfer
Brett Somers
as Jessie Jay
Frank Maxwell
as George Jay
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Critic Reviews for A Rage to Live

All Critics (2)

Hollywood does not get [A Rage to Live author John] O'Hara's game; either does not get it or makes the shoddy assumption that the audience will not get it.

March 11, 2020 | Full Review…

This trashy melodrama, based on John O'Hara novel, who also provided the story for Butterfield 8, is poorly executed and mostly known for its Oscar nomination.

July 11, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Rage to Live


This is soap opera pure and simple about a woman who in more enlightened times would have been viewed as a person with a crippling disorder that would require treatment but for our purposes here is a wanton slut. Suzanne Pleshette was a superior actress so she is able within the confines of the script to present her character as someone who is ruled by urges she can not control. Good supporting cast including in a small role a rare onscreen role for Brett Somers Klugman from Match Game. For those who enjoy trashy cinema with quality actors enacting silly situations with earnest professionalism.

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