A Talent for Loving (film)

A Talent for Loving is a 1969 British-American comedy Western film directed by Richard Quine and starring Richard Widmark, Chaim Topol, and Cesar Romero. It is based on the 1961 parodic Western novel A Talent for Loving, or The Great Cowboy Race by Richard Condon, who also wrote the screenplay. The home video version of the film (Simitar Entertainment) is re-titled Gun Crazy and has been edited to 95 minutes.[1]

A Talent for Loving
Directed byRichard Quine
Produced byWalter Shenson
Written byRichard Condon (screenplay)
Based onA Talent for Loving by Richard Condon
StarringRichard Widmark
Chaim Topol
Cesar Romero
Music byKen Thorne
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
Running time
110 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States

In December 1965, Walter Shenson offered A Talent for Loving to Brian Epstein as a film vehicle for The Beatles, and it was rejected unanimously.


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