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Kenneth Turan's film pick of the week: 'Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing'

October 28, 2010 |  7:07 am

Love is a Many

Sometimes the circumstances of a screening can be as interesting as the film itself, and that is the case with "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing."

The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena has been running a tribute to actress Jennifer Jones, and no wonder -- Jones was married to Simon and was active as a museum trustee.

Previous films have included Jones' Oscar-winning "The Song of Bernadette" and the series concludes on Saturday at 2 p.m. with "Love," another of her signature movies. It's a sturdy 1955 weepy that costars William Holden, and though it got Jones a lead actress nomination as a Eurasian doctor, it's best known for its score and its classic title song.

If you go, be sure to get there on time: curator Carol Togneri is scheduled to talk with Jones' son Robert Walker Jr. before the film about his memories of his mother.

-- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times film critic

Photo: Jennifer Jones and William Holden in "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing." Credit: Courtesy of Norton Simon Museum

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