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Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)

R  |   |  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 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 <>

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12 August 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amantes y otros extraños  »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


For All We Know
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Robb Royer (as Robb Wilson) and Jimmy Griffin (as Arthur James)
Performed by Larry Meredith
Courtesy of A&M Records
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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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