Love at Stake is a 1987 comedy film, directed by the creator of the TV series The Ed Sullivan Show and director of The Werewolf of Woodstock John C. Moffitt, based on a screenplay by Lanier Laney and Terry Sweeny. It stars Patrick Cassidy and Kelly Preston, with Barbara Carrera, Bud Cort, Dave Thomas, and Stuart Pankin. Joyce Brothers makes a cameo appearance as herself.
The film is an obvious spoof of the infamous Salem witch trials, moving in the Mel Brooks comedy vein in Blazing Saddles, moving in the anarchic comedy films genre that was popularized in that time by the Monty Python films and from the Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker films.
The film was produced by Hemdale Film Corporation and was distributed by TriStar Pictures. Many critic reviewers on film reviews websites were wondering why Moffitt's film had a short theatrical life and why it didn't become a cult classic. Filming took place in Kleinburg, Ontario.