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Strangers When We Meet (1960)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 17 September 1960 (Japan)
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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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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"I LOVE YOU BABY, BUT MY WIFE JUST REFUSES TO UNDERSTAND!" See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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17 September 1960 (Japan)  »

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

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 Felix is advising Larry about the dangers of cheating on his wife, he warns him to watch out not to leave blonde hair pins laying around because Larry's wife Eve has black hair. In reality, actress Barbara Rush sported reddish auburn hair. See more »

Quotes

Larry Coe: There's so much to say and yet there's nothing.
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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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A Surprisely Good Movie
7 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was surfing the net and saw this movie on Ebay, decided to buy it since I could not find it in the video store. I was surprise this is a good movie, Kim Novak was fabulous, look fabulous in this movie. The love relationship between her character and the Kirk Douglas's character was flawless, stupid but yet flawless. I can't understand why a man would like his beautiful and loving wife play by Barbara Rush to have an affair with another woman, when that woman told him up front that she doesn't want to leave her husband, even though he was willing to leave his wife for her. It was obvious from the beginning, all she want was some attention that her busy husband failed to give her. You know that in the end, they will just end up hurting each other and their individual families. Any woman who would leave her husband just for sex, would do it again when the new husband becomes busy or the thrill of sneaking around becomes dull. At the end of the movie, the last scene suggest she would do it again. This is an excellent movie from two still living legend.


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