|Touched by Love|
|Directed by||Gus Trikonis|
|Produced by||Michael Viner|
|Screenplay by||Hesper Anderson|
|Based on||To Elvis, with Love|
by Lena Canada
|Music by||John Barry|
|Cinematography||Richard H. Kline|
|Edited by||Fred Chulack|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|October 31, 1980|
Touched by Love (also called To Elvis, with Love) is a 1980 drama directed by Gus Trikonis, starring Diane Lane and Deborah Raffin. The screenplay concerns a therapist who tries a novel approach with a girl afflicted with cerebral palsy; she has her charge become a pen pal with the girl's favorite singer, Elvis Presley. The film was based on the real-life reminiscences of Lena Canada.
Raffin was nominated for both a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress -- Motion Picture Drama and a Razzie for Worst Actress for her performance. The film received a second Razzie nomination for Hesper Anderson's screenplay.
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