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Doctors' Wives (1971)

R | | Drama | 12 March 1971 (France)
The wives of several high-powered doctors feel neglected due to their husbands' focus on their careers, so they embark on a regimen of sex, drugs and booze.

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Lorrie Dellman
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Dr. Peter Brennan
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Dr. Dave Randolph
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Dr. Joe Gray
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Della Randolph
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Amy Brennan
Diana Sands ...
Helen Straughn
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Maggie Gray
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Dist. Atty. Douglas
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Jake Porter
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Dr. Mort Dellman
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Paul McGill
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Elaine McGill
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Sgt.Malloy
Kristina Holland ...
Sybil Carter
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The wives of several high-powered doctors feel neglected due to their husbands' focus on their careers, so they embark on a regimen of sex, drugs and booze.

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Stella Stevens was originally set to play the role of Lorrie Dellman but lost out to Dyan Cannon. See more »

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The Costume Ball
Sung by Cass Elliot (as Mama Cass Elliot)
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Music by Elmer Bernstein
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Looks like a TV pilot.
14 July 2002 | by (Northbrook, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

What would you get if you mixed two parts "ER" with two parts "Dynasty"? You might think that you would get something steamy yet emotionally intriguing. Instead, you might end up getting an awful medical melodrama called "Doctors' Wives".

I have never understood why any movie would have its most interesting character killed off in the first fifteen minutes. The one and only excusable circumstance would be if you show that character in a lot of flashbacks. That doesn't happen in this film and it suffers severely.

"Doctors' Wives" has the look and feel of a TV pilot. There really isn't much location shooting to speak of. Most of the film takes place in a hospital or at the characters' homes. The screenplay is much more interested in introducing a lot of characters to you rather than fleshing any of them out. As a movie, it is dull and laughable. As a TV pilot, it showed that it might have eventually become rather interesting. Or then again...maybe not. 1/10


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