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The Secret Life of an American Wife (1968)

Approved | | Comedy | 25 June 1968 (USA)
A bored housewife poses as a call girl for a movie star sex-symbol, hoping she can prove to her husband, the star's agent, that she is still desirable to other men and thereby, rekindle the spark in their marriage.

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A bored housewife poses as a call girl for a movie star sex-symbol, hoping she can prove to her husband, the star's agent, that she is still desirable to other men and thereby, rekindle the spark in their marriage.

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Overlooked Matthau Movie!Ann Jackson Rules!
18 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

In "The Secret Life of An American Wife".Ann Jackson plays a 34 year old wife whose husband(Patrick O'Neal) is the agent of an arrogant,excentric sex symbol movie star(Walter Matthau).Thinking that she(Ann Jackson has lost her sexual attractiveness to men.She poses as a call girl to the movie star in order to prove to herself that she is still sexual attractive.This is an overlooked Matthau Movie especially with the superb dialogue of Ann Jackson.It's an intelligent witty comedy that's well worth a look!!


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