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Strangers When We Meet (1960)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  6 October 1960 (West Germany)
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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"I LOVE YOU BABY, BUT MY WIFE JUST REFUSES TO UNDERSTAND!" See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

6 October 1960 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Fremde, wenn wir uns begegnen  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nancy Kovack's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Larry is going in to grocery store he takes a cart and pushes it over to Felix But when he starts talking to Felix he has no cart and he does not retrieve it when he leaves Felix to enter store. 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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Eye Opener & Good Show!
13 December 2004 | by (Mankato, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

I was totally shocked when I saw this film as a kid, home sick from school. Here was one of my movie heroes, Kirk Douglas and the lovely Kim Novak at her sexiest, and they were NOT doing good things in their neighborhood. Ahhhhhhhhh... so THIS is what was happening while I was at school.

This "adult" themed soaper showed that Hollywood was beginning to change its tune when it came to dealing with issues like infidelity. Douglas plays a successful architect who starts an affair with Novak because he's, well, bored. Douglas' macho performance is tempered a bit and we really feel that he is in love with Novak. This isn't a tawdry affair, we're supposed to believe, because Douglas' performance is so strong. It isn't until late in the film do we realize that these types of affairs are incredibly damaging to all involved and that there are no heroes here.

For establishing a subtle ground-breaking subject matter, for a strong Douglas performance, for the neat cars and a really cool barbecue on the patio (hello 60s... you can just see the neighborhood gang out there, firing up the steaks, sipping on gin and tonics and watching a space shot on one of those metal portable TVs) and most of all for the gorgeous Kim Novak, this soaper has a little more depth than you'd expect.

Watch it.


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