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The Unholy Wife (1957)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  October 1957 (USA)
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Wealthy vintner Paul Hochen meets blonde bombshell Phyllis in a bar...and marries her. In due course, Phyllis is bored by Paul, and finds an exciting new lover in rodeo rider San. To adjust... See full summary »

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Phyllis Hochen
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Paul Hochen
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San Sanders
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Emma Hochen
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Gwen
Arthur Franz ...
Father Stephen Hochen
Luis Van Rooten ...
Ezra Benton
Joe De Santis ...
Gino Verdugo
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Theresa
Steve Pendleton ...
Deputy Bob Watkins
Douglas Spencer ...
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Gary Hunley ...
Michael
James Burke ...
Sheriff Tom Watling
Tol Avery ...
Dist. Atty. Carl Kramer
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Wealthy vintner Paul Hochen meets blonde bombshell Phyllis in a bar...and marries her. In due course, Phyllis is bored by Paul, and finds an exciting new lover in rodeo rider San. To adjust matters, she forms a murderous scheme, which seems to be going wrong...or is it? Will irony intervene in time to thwart a seemingly perfect crime? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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HALF-ANGEL......HALF-DEVIL, she made him HALF-A-MAN! ...she flaunted his hopes, taunted his dreams, turned his peaceful valley into a volcano of seething passions that even murder could not stem!

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Each of the leads (Tom Tryon and Diana Dors) died of stomach cancer. See more »

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EYES OF THE NIGHT
Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof
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Diana Does Hollywood
23 February 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

As devoted to Blonde Bombshells as I am to food and oxygen, on first viewing The Unholy Wife I really wanted / NEEDED this film to be great. It's not - but DO SEE IT. Forget the plot and just absorb yourself in Hollywood's version of mid-fifties womanhood as a drippingly lacquered Dors, encased in silver lame', is unconvincingly rammed down the audiences throat as a heartless, lusting bitch. Enjoy.


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