Great Movie #13 – Murphy’s Romance

Another in a series of overlooked movies…

Hearing of James Garner’s recent death reminded me of “Murphy’s Romance”, the only role which garnered Garner an Oscar nomination.  It is the story of Emma, a down-on-her-luck single mother played by Sally Fields who meets Murphy (Garner’s character), a successful but much older druggist in a small town in the West.  It is a love story for adults but suitable for all ages. Carole King sings the theme song, “Love for the Last Time”.

Murphy, referring to a plumbing problem:  “It might be the ball cock.”
Emma: “Most problems start there.”

Here’s the trailer.

Murphy's Romance

Murphy’s Romance

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