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Strangers When We Meet (1960)

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A suburban architect loves his wife but is bored with his marriage and with his work, so he takes up with the neglected, married beauty who lives down the street.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Larry Coe
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Margaret 'Maggie' Gault
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Roger Altar
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Eve Coe
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Felix Anders
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Mrs. Wagner
Kent Smith ...
Stanley Baxter
Helen Gallagher ...
Betty Anders
John Bryant ...
Ken Gault
Roberta Shore ...
Linda Harder
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Marcia
Carol Douglas ...
Honey Blonde
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Arthur Gerandi
Ernest Sarracino ...
Frank Di Labbia
Harry Jackson ...
Bud Ramsey
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Storyline

Architect Larry Coe has a wife and family, but becomes embroiled in an affair with beautiful Maggie Gault, a neighbor with her own family. The two lovers are forced to face the choice between love and loyalty. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The Heavens and Hells of Marital Infidelity! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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6 October 1960 (West Germany)  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nancy Kovack's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When she's getting ready to leave the party at Larry's house, Maggie goes to their bedroom to pick up her coat (all of the partygoers' coats had been laid out there on the bed). There is at least another coat or jacket by the pillow area of the bed when she comes in, but a moment later after she has looked around the bedroom and peeked into their bathroom, when Maggie walks by the bed to leave, the other coat or jacket by the pillow is missing. It is "possible" another guest "could have" have reached in and grabbed it, but it is highly unlikely since Maggie was only in the bedroom for a moment and she was never surprised by anyone coming in and catching her kind of snooping around. See more »

Quotes

[to Maggie]
Larry Coe: You're not so pretty.
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Connections

Referenced in El crack dos (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Strangers When We Meet
Music by George Duning
Lyrics by Richard Quine
Performed by chorus over main credits
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Close to real life
1 February 1999 | by (Muros, Galicia-Spain) – See all my reviews

What I liked in this movie was the way the screenplay, as well as the director, gets close to what happens in real life. I mean, the doubts that assault many people when they think they have already got what society makes us consider as the right stuff: a job, a wife, sons. People in this situation one day realize that their life is empty in many senses, and they search for understanding in someone else outside their home inner circle. Only one thing annoyed me: the ending leaves the character played by Douglas in a very comfortable situation, considering he's the real motor of all the thing; besides, Maggie's (Kim Novak) husband (John Bryant) disappears from action in a very important, in my opinion, moment. Leaving apart these last things I consider as faults, the whole movie deserves to be watched; I think it's profitable and can make all of us take a minute or two for a meditation.


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