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She Helped Her Husband Destroy His Brother By The Most Immoral Act Imaginable See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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John Savage ... Robert Strong
Will MacMillan ... Edward Strong (as W.G. McMillan)
Anne Saxon ... Joanna Strong
Meridith Baer ... Deborah Holt
Frank Scioscia ... Benjo
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 ... Producer #1
Carter Stevens ... Producer #2 (as Malcolm S. Worob)
Noel Casabona ... Hood
Lucien Bohbot ... Girl in Cafe
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Directed by
Joseph Ruben 
 
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Joseph Ruben 

Produced by
Jonathan Noah Krivine .... producer (as Jonathan Krivine)
Joseph Ruben .... producer
Carter Stevens .... line producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Savage 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce G. Sparks 
 
Film Editing by
George Bowers 
 
Casting by
Kit Carter 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Bane 
 
Makeup Department
Gillian Gordon .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jonathan Noah Krivine .... unit manager (as Noah Krivine)
Robert J. Rosenthal .... production manager (as Robert Rosenthal)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert J. Rosenthal .... assistant director (as Robert Rosenthal)
 
Art Department
Marjorie Walzer .... statue artist
 
Sound Department
Felipe Borrero .... sound
Hank Gotzenberg .... sound editor
Hugh Little .... sound mixer
James McCalmont .... sound assistant (as Jim McCalmont)
Bruce G. Sparks .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Chris Harrison .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Franklin Feinberg .... gaffer
Jon Krauss .... assistant camera
Jonathan Sarno .... grip
Chuck Slade .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Adelman .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Lee .... assistant editor
Peter Miller .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jesse Frederick .... music arranger
Hank Gotzenberg .... music editor
John Savage .... vocals
 
Other crew
Andrew Fisher .... script consultant
Gillian Gordon .... script supervisor
Eiko Levitch .... production assistant
 
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Joanna Strong:Where is everybody?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A Low Budget, Slow, but Watchable Minor 1970's Drug Movie, 5 January 2012
Author: (jayraskin@gmail.com) from United States

This has six or seven nude scenes and four or five straight two-minute love-making scenes without cuts or camera movement. Take away those 15 minutes and we have a simple tale of two brothers and their hostile, but ultimately loving relationship.

John Savage is quite good. This was only his second, low budget, starring role. His character is undeveloped, as is much of the plot, but he is likable.

It is director's Joseph Rueben's first film. He went on to make a number of memorable ones, including "Dreamscape," and "Sleeping with the Enemy". He gives a nice sense of realism with scenes that are naturalistic and underacted. This is nice resume reel that shows he knows the basics of movie-making. There's a certain sweetness to the movie that makes it closer to hippie movies of this era like "Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring" than the usual exploitation films with bad innuendos, one dimensional characters and quick imitation sex scenes.

It is sad that Anne Saxon who plays the sister-in-law did not make any more movies. She plays her part with charm and fun.

Watch it as an independent, low budget character study and you might enjoy it. Watch it as an sexploitation flick and you'll be disappointed.

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