The Gift of Love [DVD] [1978]

  • SKU: 5970201
  • Release Date: 11/18/2003
  • Rating: NR
This holiday-themed drama, based on O. Henry's classic short story The Gift of the Magi, has been given a fine presentation for its DVD release. The Gift of Love has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English; no multiple-language options have been included, but the disc does include closed captions for the hearing impaired. Bonus materials include biographies of the cast members and author O. Henry, as well as the text of the original The Gift of the Magi.
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Special Features

  • Actor profiles
  • O. Henry profile
  • Read the story: "The Gift of the Magi"
  • Closed Captioned


The Gift of Love
For her dramatic acting debut, singer Marie Osmond chose this sentimental adaptation of the venerable Yuletide short story The Gift of the Magi, previously filmed in 1952 as a segment of the omnibus feature film O. Henry's Full House. Set in turn-of-the-century New York, The Gift of Love casts Osmond as young heiress Beth Atherton, who gives up her life of privilege and luxury to become the wife of poverty-stricken immigrant Rudi Miller (Timothy Bottoms). Though he finds work as a clerk, Rudi is unable to afford a decent Christmas gift for Beth, nor is she able to scrounge enough money from the household budget to purchase a gift for her husband. What happens next hinges on the fact that Rudi is inordinately proud of his gold watch, while Beth takes equal pride in her long, flowing hair. Produced by star Marie Osmond's brothers, The Gift of Love made its ABC network debut on December 8, 1978. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Bethel Leslie
    Bethel Leslie
  • June Lockhart
    June Lockhart
  • David Wayne
    David Wayne
  • Donald Moffat
    Donald Moffat
  • Timothy Bottoms
    Timothy Bottoms - Rudy

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would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Christmas Memories....


    I bought this dvd for my mother after having a conversation about all the old Christmas specials & shows that we have watched over the years. It was during this talk when she said to me: "Yeah...but I never see that really nice Christmas movie with Marie Osmond in it - why don't they ever show that one?" She told me it was her favorite movie to watch at Christmas time but she hasn't seen it in years. We watched it this year together and she said it brought back wonderfully fond memories of Christmases past. You can't put a price on that....

    I would recommend this to a friend

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