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The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968)

Harriet Blossom, the lonely wife of a workaholic brassiere manufacturer, breaks her sewing machine and ends up in bed with the repairman, a mechanic from one of her husband's factories. The... See full summary »

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Harriet Blossom, the lonely wife of a workaholic brassiere manufacturer, breaks her sewing machine and ends up in bed with the repairman, a mechanic from one of her husband's factories. The man, Ambrose, is supposed to leave during the night but Harriet finds him the next day still hiding in the attic. Harriet lets her new lover stay in the attic for years, managing to keep it all secret from her husband and from the detectives investigating the sudden disappearance of a certain Mr. Ambrose Tuttle. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Un marido de repuesto  »

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Trivia

During filming, Richard Attenborough offered Shirley Maclaine the part in " Gandhi " which would eventually be played by Candice Bergen 14 years later. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Robert is conducting the Brass Band, a picture of a Mexican (Mr. Tuttle dressed-up) and a dog (Dinky) is visible. These two characters don't appear until later in the picture and Robert only sees the picture for the 'first time' at Mrs.Blossom's picture exhibition after that. See more »

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Featured in Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014) See more »

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Written by Riz Ortolani and Norman Newell
Performed by Shirley MacLaine
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This film captures the spirit of the 60's.
15 March 1999 | by (East Dorset, Vermont) – See all my reviews

I teach a high-school Film History class and use this movie to give the students a real taste of the 60's. London is the setting for this film, and London was the THE happening place in 1968. The Art Direction is superb. Every scene gives a visual clue to the styles and sensibilities of that "mod" generation. The costumes designed by the famous Zandra Rhodes were on the cutting edge for their time. I'd kill for one of those dresses today. The plot is silly,sweet and no great shakes, but this film captures the spirit of the time better than any I've seen. I waited for 25 years for this movie to come out on video, and finally received it from my husband on our 25th wedding anniversary. I believe some scenes were cut for the video, but it still remains our all-time favorite movie, if only for the nostalgia it evokes. My students LOVE it!!


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