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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:
Close to real life 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Nancy Kovack's film debut.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 Malibu Road (2015)See more »
Soundtrack:
Strangers When We MeetSee more »

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17 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Close to real life, 1 February 1999
Author: Ranse from Muros, Galicia-Spain

What I liked in this movie was the way the screenplay, as well as the director, gets close to what happens in real life. I mean, the doubts that assault many people when they think they have already got what society makes us consider as the right stuff: a job, a wife, sons. People in this situation one day realize that their life is empty in many senses, and they search for understanding in someone else outside their home inner circle. Only one thing annoyed me: the ending leaves the character played by Douglas in a very comfortable situation, considering he's the real motor of all the thing; besides, Maggie's (Kim Novak) husband (John Bryant) disappears from action in a very important, in my opinion, moment. Leaving apart these last things I consider as faults, the whole movie deserves to be watched; I think it's profitable and can make all of us take a minute or two for a meditation.

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