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The Sister-in-Law (1974)

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Robert and Edward are brothers involved in a web of adultry and deceit. They share Edward's wife and his mistress and a mission to deliver a package of jewels across the Canadian border, but the mission turns out to be deadly.

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Robert Strong
Will MacMillan ...
Edward Strong (as W.G. McMillan)
Anne Saxon ...
Joanna Strong
Meridith Baer ...
Deborah Holt
Frank Adonis ...
Benjo (as Frank Scioscia)
Jon Oppenheim ...
Fat Man
Tom Mahoney ...
Thin Man
Jan DeCarlo ...
Mrs. Strong
Jack Cooper ...
Mr. Strong
Larry Sontag ...
Hood (as Larry Powers)
Gillian Gordon ...
Lena
Michael Ruben ...
John Strong
Ray Valente ...
Messenger
Robert Baines ...
Literary Agent
Bruce G. Sparks ...
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Robert and Edward are brothers involved in a web of adultry and deceit. They share Edward's wife and his mistress and a mission to deliver a package of jewels across the Canadian border, but the mission turns out to be deadly.

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Joanna Strong: Where is everybody?
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Introduction to Mr Ruben
19 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As the first movie I have seen out of the 32-pack of "Drive-In Cult Classics" by Mill Creek, I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. Joseph Ruben would continue directing for the next 30 years after this debut film, and it's no surprise as you can see his talent, especially when compared to a lot of the other trash that was being made at that time. Everything about this movie fits perfectly into the drive-in formula (softcore nudity/sex, etc), but it doesn't use these as a crutch, rather stands well on its own as a story. The script leaves a little something to be desired in terms of character depth, but Ruben tried to layer them, and the audience is treated to a clever twist. Definitely not a great movie, but not a terrible one and by far one of the better in the genre.


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