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Director:
Writers:
Evan Hunter (screenplay)
Evan Hunter (novel)
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Release Date:
6 October 1960 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
"I LOVE YOU BABY, BUT MY WIFE JUST REFUSES TO UNDERSTAND!" See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Hot cars, Hot plot ,and Hot Kim Novak See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kirk Douglas ... Larry Coe

Kim Novak ... Margaret 'Maggie' Gault

Ernie Kovacs ... Roger Altar

Barbara Rush ... Eve Coe

Walter Matthau ... Felix Anders

Virginia Bruce ... Mrs. Wagner
Kent Smith ... Stanley Baxter
Helen Gallagher ... Betty Anders
John Bryant ... Ken Gault
Roberta Shore ... Linda Harder

Nancy Kovack ... Marcia
Carol Douglas ... Honey Blonde

Paul Picerni ... Arthur Gerandi
Ernest Sarracino ... Frank Di Labbia
Harry Jackson ... Bud Ramsey
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Anthony ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ruth Batchelor ... Waitress (uncredited)
Mark Beckstrom ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ernie Chavez ... Chavez (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Waiter at Romanoff's (uncredited)
Lorraine Crawford ... Redhead (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... Charlie (uncredited)

Sheryl Deauville ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Ray Ferrell ... David Coe (uncredited)
Sharyn Gibbs ... Girl at Beach (uncredited)
Douglas Holmes ... Peter Coe (uncredited)
Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Mrs. Gerandi (uncredited)
Judy Lang ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sue Ane Langdon ... Daphne (uncredited)
Cynthia Leighton ... Mrs. Ramsey (uncredited)
Timmy Molina ... Patrick Gault (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Diner in Booth (uncredited)
Joe Palma ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bart Patton ... Hank (uncredited)

Michael Romanoff ... Prince Romanoff (uncredited)
Robert Sampson ... Bucky - Truckdriver (uncredited)
Audrey Swanson ... Mrs. Baxter (uncredited)
Charles Victor ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Quine 
 
Writing credits
Evan Hunter (screenplay)

Evan Hunter (novel)

Produced by
Richard Quine .... producer
Kirk Douglas .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
George Duning 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography) (as Charles Lang Jr.)
 
Film Editing by
Charles Nelson 
 
Art Direction by
Ross Bellah 
 
Set Decoration by
Louis Diage 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carter De Haven Jr. .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Carl Anderson .... house designer
Ross Bellah .... house designer
K.B. Wamsley .... contractor
 
Sound Department
Lambert E. Day .... sound (as Lambert Day)
Charles J. Rice .... recording supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Emil Oster .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Fuca .... assistant set costumer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Morris Stoloff .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Tom Quine .... assistant to producer (as Thomas Quine)
 

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Runtime:
117 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
Nancy Kovack's film debut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the kitchen scene where Larry and his wife tell their young son Peter to never-mind about "S-E-X" and to drink his milk, the boy drinks the glass of milk to about 2/3 empty. After the camera cuts away and returns, the glass of milk appears almost full and untouched.See more »
Quotes:
[to Maggie]
Larry Coe:You're not so pretty.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in El crack dos (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
Strangers When We MeetSee more »

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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Hot cars, Hot plot ,and Hot Kim Novak, 3 August 2006
Author: vizfam from United States

I saw this movie when it first came out in 1960. I loved it then, and I still find it appealing 4 decades later. I was a teenager in the 50's and Kim Novak was the epitome of beauty and sexuality for that era, and she is at her peak in this role. There is so much to say about this movie; Kirt Douglas strong masculine performance, with Novak complimenting him with her subdued, almost melancholy performance. The storyline is simple, Kirt and Kim are both married, but not to each other. Kim is love starved, her husband he a cold individual, who is more interest in open the mail, than opening her blouse, he spurns her attempts at romance at every turn. I can't imagine that happening with a woman like her. I don't know if the director was aware of it at the time, but her husband today would be view as a repressed homosexual,but in the 50's any hint of that was taboo. Kirt has a nice enough wife and 2 children and seems to be somewhat content, but apparently under the surface smothers a restlessness, that I don't think he was even aware of existed. When he sees Kim at a school bus stop where they both drop off their child, he is smitten. He pursues her, she resists in the beginning, but when her husband continues to ignore her, she gives in. The results are a passionate affair resulting in 2 destroyed marriages and the separation from each other. There are a few subplots that keep the story moving but it is Kim and Kirt who set the screen on fire

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