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Strangers When We Meet (1960)

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

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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
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Stanley Baxter
Helen Gallagher ...
Betty Anders
John Bryant ...
Ken Gault
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Linda Harder
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Marcia
Carol Douglas ...
Honey Blonde
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Arthur Gerandi
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Frank Di Labbia
Harry Jackson ...
Bud Ramsey
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Storyline

The awarded architect Larry Coe lives a boring marriage with his wife Eve Coe and their two young sons in the suburb. Larry is designing and constructing an unique house to the successful writer Roger Altar (Ernie Kovacs) on the top of a hill. Margaret 'Maggie' Gault is a sexy blond sexually neglected by her husband Ken Gault that lives in the same neighborhood and they have a young son. When Larry meets Maggie at the bus stop of the school bus, he unsuccessfully hits on her. But soon they encounter each other again and they have a love affair. They fall in love with each other, but when their despicable neighbor Felix Anders discovers their affair, they have to decide between loyalty and respect to their families or love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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SOMEONE ELSE'S HUSBAND AND SOMEONE ELSE'S WIFE...! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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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

Average Shot Length = ~10.3 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~9.5 seconds. 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 Malibu Road (2017) 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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One of the sexiest movies ever made!
4 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Kim Novak and Kirk Douglas positively steam up the screen in this well-done film depicting a torrid suburban affair in Eisenhower's sexually repressed America. It is a great story and is singlehandedly responsible for my being a huge Kim Novak fan. Not only was (is) she undeniably beautiful, she is a remarkable actress. Look for Walter Matthau in a villainous turn, and the great Ernie Kovacs in one of his final performances.


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