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Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)

R | | Comedy | 12 August 1970 (USA)
Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bea Vecchio (as Beatrice Arthur)
Susan Henderson
Mike Vecchio
Frank Vecchio (as Richard Castellano)
Jerry (as Robert Dishy)
Marian Hailey ...
Ritchie Vecchio
Joan Vecchio
Bernice Henderson
Hal Henderson
Anthony Holland ...
Bob Kaliban ...
Hotel Clerk


Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife Joan are going through a divorce, which is upsetting his overly devout Catholic mother Beatrice. Also, Susan's father is carrying on an affair and her sex starved older sister Wilma is going through her troubles with her husband Johnny. All this is going on while Mike's best friend Jerry is trying to bed the maid of honor, Susan's cousin Brenda. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Also Known As:

Amantes y otros extraños  »

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Richard S. Castellano repeated his role from the Broadway play for which he received a nomination for the 1969 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama. See more »


Near the beginning of the movie, when Gig Young and Cloris Leachman are sitting on the couch with a mirror behind them, you can see a reflection of a crew member in the mirror as he tries to move out of the shot. See more »


Frank Vecchio: So, what's the story, Richie?
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References The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) See more »


Keepin' Free
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Robb Royer (as Robb Wilson) and Jimmy Griffin (as Arthur James)
Performed by Country Coalition
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Holds Up So Well After 35 plus years
25 February 2006 | by (Costa Rica) – See all my reviews

Classic comedy with legendary comedians (e.g. Stiller and Meara.) Imagine holding up and being topical for more than 35 years! While the superb writing as mentioned holds up fantastically, the 60's style also adds to the overall pleasure of this movie. Do you get the feeling I like this flick! Do yourself a favor and take the time to watch this when you get the opportunity. Check out the cast and see just how amazing an impact this movie had - Bea Arthur year before being cast as Maude in All in the Family (Conrad Bain in small role, to be linked as Maude's neighbor within a couple of years of the movies release.) And the casting director, was he prophetic or what, see how many appeared for the first time in a movie here, Diane Keaton of course, but how about Sly Stallone as an extra, Jerry Stiller, etc, etc.

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