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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:
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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)
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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 »
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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:
Continuity: When she's getting ready to leave the party at Larry's house, Maggie goes to their bedroom to pick up her coat (all of the partygoers' coats had been laid out there on the bed). There is at least another coat or jacket by the pillow area of the bed when she comes in, but a moment later after she has looked around the bedroom and peeked into their bathroom, when Maggie walks by the bed to leave, the other coat or jacket by the pillow is missing. It is "possible" another guest "could have" have reached in and grabbed it, but it is highly unlikely since Maggie was only in the bedroom for a moment and she was never surprised by anyone coming in and catching her kind of snooping around.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:
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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
This is Europa., 10 February 2002
Author: dbdumonteil

Richard Quine seems here very different.This is not exactly an entertaining movie but rather a middle-class group study focusing on Novak and Douglas ' characters.Absolutely unmelodramatic,with no spectacular scenes -except for two fightings- .Novak's memory of her affair with a trucker could have been treated as a flashback;but she simply tells it to her new lover Douglas,and the camera shows her mouth in close shot.Except during the party,the characters brush against each other more than they really meet.

Actually it's closer to European ,particularly Italian cinema of the same era:Antonioni comes to mind,'l'avventura"(1959)and chiefly "la notte"(1960).Delicacy,painful frames of mind,wistful looks,in a muffled atmosphere,with more whispers than cries:Quine proves that a scandalous topic such as adultery can be handled gracefully.Unlike further works as "the world of Suzy Wong"(1960) or "sex and the single girl"(1964),this is true psychological drama.

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