For Love Alone (1986)
Directed by: Stephen Wallace
Writing credits: Christina Stead (novel), Stephen Wallace
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A poor young woman in 1930's Australia (Buday) falls in love with a dashing but arrogant teacher (Weaving) who preaches free love and watered down socialist precepts. She follows him to England, meeting a gentle banker (Neill) enroute. The film follows her relationships as they are transformed in England.
"You women with your high ideals of love and romance: you;re your own worst enemy. Your image of marriage and your find emotions are not for me. I come from the slums where we don't have such 'ideals': we marry early and have a family"
"I was born into the wrong class: no property, no family influence; just willpower"
"I could have made you a bet about all this: about women's degrading greed for men"