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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>

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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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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kim Novak reportedly enjoyed a lot of latitude on the set because she was involved with director Richard Quine and used that latitude to make unsolicited suggestions to various crew members. However, when Novak tried to make suggestions to Kirk Douglas on how he should be acting, he took offense and the result was a chilly relationship between them off-set. 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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Soundtracks

Strangers When We Meet
Music by George Duning
Lyrics by Richard Quine
Performed by chorus over main credits
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A fine post-50's suburban potboiler
1 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

If viewed from the morality of the period, this is actually quite a good movie. It attempted to tell a story about and comment on American family life, particularly on repressed desires and wedded relationships in the suburbs just before the "swinging 60's" exploded. Hearing Walter Matthau sum up his marital role as merely being considered "furniture in his own home" speaks volumes about what this film is about. Kim Novak is the sexy wife and mother to one family. Living down the manicured street is Kirk Douglas, the virile husband and dad in another - both living their lives against the backdrop of 1950's-60's morality. You do the math...

Is it worthy of awards? No. Is the conflict entertaining? You bet! Definitely worth a look to those who like films from this era.


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