Touched by Love

Touched by Love (also called To Elvis, with Love) is a 1980 American drama film directed by Gus Trikonis and 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.

Touched by Love
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Directed byGus Trikonis
Screenplay byHesper Anderson
Based onTo Elvis, with Love
by Lena Canada
Produced byMichael Viner
CinematographyRichard H. Kline
Edited byFred Chulack
Music byJohn Barry
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
October 31, 1980
Running time
95 minutes
  • United States
  • Canada
Budget$2.5 million[1]
Box office$11,200[1]

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.



  1. ^ a b "AFI|Catalog".

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