Returning home late one night from a business trip to Mexico, architect Frank Delgado finds the car of wealthy client Alan Richmond in his driveway. Suspecting that his wife Margo and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejandro Rey ...
Frank Delgado
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Inspector Darnezi
Katherine Justice ...
Margo Delgado (as Catherine Justice)
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Dick Hill
Marlene Schmidt ...
Sonya Hill
Duncan McLeod ...
Chief Inspector
David Renard ...
Pedro Lopez
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Rita
Rudy Herrera Jr. ...
Steve Delgado
Mike Kulcsar ...
Alan Richmond
Priscilla Garcia ...
Maria
Margaret Garcia ...
Lupé (as Margarite Garcia)
Gil Barreto ...
José (as Gilberto Berreto)
Bert Madrid ...
Mexican Businessman (as Burt Madrid)
Joe Snyder ...
Rookie Cop
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Returning home late one night from a business trip to Mexico, architect Frank Delgado finds the car of wealthy client Alan Richmond in his driveway. Suspecting that his wife Margo and Richmond are having an affair, Frank attacks Richmond when he steps outside and strangles him to death. Although stunned by his action, Frank drives Richmond's body to the beach and, using a spade he brought from his home, buries the body in the sand. As he finishes the burial, Frank overhears a nearby, young, Latin couple's argument escalate into a fight, but drives away without being seen. The next morning as the police receive a report of the discovery of two bodies at the beach, Frank and Margo are awakened by the arrival of Frank's business partner Dick Hill, his wife Sonya and their friends, pornographic film director Goof and his wife Rita. Although reluctant, the tense Frank agrees to accompany the others to the beach house belonging to Richmond, for whom he and Dick are building another property. Written by waomdb.blogspot.com

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The Oscar nomination for "Strange Are The Ways Of Love" for Best Song marked the only time a Crown International Picture title got an Oscar nomination. It lost to "The Morning After" from The Poseidon Adventure (1972). See more »

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[first lines]
Alan Richmond: Hey, Margo.
Margo Delgado: Alan, no. Please.
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Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 8 (2002) See more »

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Strange Are The Ways Of Love
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Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Arranged by Robert Matthews
Vocal by Manuel
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Pretty Awful
23 October 2011 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This is not a professionally made film. The acting, the direction, the story, the script, the lighting — everything is just a mess.

There is an underlying condemnation of the use of drugs (which seem to initiate much of the trouble in this odd story) but I suspect you would need to be on something to get much out of this incoherent jumble of sound and images.

It is hard to think that The Stepmother was ever released and shown in mainstream cinemas and quite astounding that it got an Oscar nomination; it seems little more than random that the theme song is quite sweet.

At least aspiring film-makers can watch it and feel they could do a much better job.


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