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Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)

 -  Comedy  -  12 August 1970 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bea Vecchio (as Beatrice Arthur)
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Susan Henderson
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Mike Vecchio
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Frank Vecchio (as Richard Castellano)
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Jerry (as Robert Dishy)
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Johnny
Marian Hailey ...
Brenda
Joseph Hindy ...
Ritchie Vecchio
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Kathy
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Bernice Henderson
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Wilma
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Hal Henderson
Anthony Holland ...
Donaldson
Bob Kaliban ...
Hotel Clerk
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Storyline

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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The original Broadway production of "Lovers and Other Strangers", written by actors Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna, opened on September 18, 1968, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and ran for seventy performances. Renée Taylor also performed in the stage play and wrote the screenplay with her husband Joseph Bologna. See more »

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Wilma and Johnny put their son to bed in their hotel room and continue their fight. Evidently, they go back down to the reception, leaving the boy in the room, until we see Wilma bump butts with her mother-in-law on the dance floor, taunting Johnny until he flicks her off and she runs after him. However, in the background, both of their sons are chasing each other around and dancing. Did the dark-haired son awaken suddenly and they took him back downstairs? See more »

Quotes

Richie Vecchio: Look, it's 1970, it happens to a lot of couples, there's nothing you can do about it.
Frank Vecchio: It's never happened in our family!
Bea: We don't believe in it.
Frank Vecchio: It happens to people who don't give a damn.
Bea: You think the king and queen of England would get a divorce?
Frank Vecchio: Of course not.
Bea: They don't believe in it.
Frank Vecchio: That's why they're together all these years.
Bea: They know what would happen to England if they broke up.
Frank Vecchio: Yeah, but our son believes in it.
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References The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Comin' Thru To Me
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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A wonderful film
15 October 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is a wonderful comedy, with glowing portrayals, a great comic atmosphere, and some deliciously insightful moments of human interaction. I wish that I owned it on video. Watch for Bea Arthur and Richard Castellano, they are simply marvellous. Highly recommended.


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