Adapted from one of Horton Foote's nine loosely autobiographical plays, 1918 (1985) follows the residents of a rural Texas town during the early 20th century. ON VALENTINE'S DAY is 1918's prequel. Elizabeth (Hallie Foote) and Horace Robedaux (William Converse-Roberts) have eloped, despite
the disapproval of her wealthy parents. The couple now live in a small house with Bobby Pate (Richard Jenkins), an alcoholic whose wife has left him, and a lonely spinster (Carol Goodheart). Horace's cousin George (Steven Hill), an unhappy man slowly losing his mind over love for a long-dead
woman, is a frequent visitor. A few months pass, but the troubles surrounding this househo...