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Ira Levin (novel)
William Goldman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 February 1975 (USA) See more »
Something strange is happening in the town of Stepford. See more »
Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Bryan Forbes 
Writing credits
Ira Levin (novel)

William Goldman (screenplay)

Produced by
Gustave M. Berne .... executive producer
Roger M. Rothstein .... associate producer
Edgar J. Scherick .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Small 
Cinematography by
Owen Roizman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Timothy Gee 
Casting by
Juliet Taylor 
Production Design by
Gene Callahan 
Set Decoration by
Robert Drumheller 
Costume Design by
Anna Hill Johnstone 
Makeup Department
Andy Ciannella .... makeup artist
Enrico Cortese .... makeup artist
Romaine Greene .... hairdresser
Dick Smith .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Neil A. Machlis .... unit manager (as Neil Machlis)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Haley .... second assistant director (as Mike Haley)
Peter R. Scoppa .... first assistant director (as Peter Scoppa)
Art Department
Don Bachardy .... drawings
Stanley Cappiello .... scenic artist
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... property master
Sound Department
Janet Davidson .... sound editor
Jack Fitzstephens .... sound editor
James Sabat .... sound mixer
Dick Vorisek .... re-recording mixer: Trans Audio Inc.
Camera and Electrical Department
Enrique Bravo .... camera operator
Muky .... still photographer
Gary Muller .... second assistant camera
Tom Priestley Jr. .... first assistant camera (as Tom Priestly Jr.)
Dusty Wallace .... gaffer
Robert Ward .... key grip (as Bob Ward)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Peggy Farrell .... wardrobe
George Newman .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Patrick McMahon .... assistant editor
Irving Rathner .... negative cutter
Music Department
Suzanne Ciani .... musician: electronic music
Michael Small .... conductor
Transportation Department
Raymond Hartwick .... transportation
Other crew
B.J. Bjorkman .... script supervisor
Robert Ellis .... titles
Martin Fribush .... executive: Fadsin Cinema Associates
Shari Leibowitz .... production secretary
Gaetano Lisi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kay Summersby .... fashion consultant (uncredited)

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115 min | UK:100 min (2004 DVD release) | UK:110 min (2001 DVD release)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Director Bryan Forbes claims Diane Keaton turned the role of Joanna down the night before signing her contract, because her analyst got "bad vibes" from the script.See more »
Continuity: When Joanna takes Fred out for a walk, Walter calls the members of the men's association to check out the layout of the master bedroom. Among those who come to the house are Ed Wimpiris and the Reverend. We cut to Joanna on her walk outside the men's association building where a local police officer warns her about walking around at night, and Joanna heads home. Moments after she departs the frame, a car pulls out of the driveway driven by Ed Wimpiris with the Reverend as a passenger. Ed is shown to be a stunned, sweaty mess and the Reverend suggests letting him drive the car instead as Ed is "In no fit shape", the implication being Ed had taken his wife Charmaine to be "changed" that evening. Unless Ed and the Reverend had Stepford doubles of their own running around or Joanna was in the habit of walking Fred for hours on end, this would indicate they were in two places at once that evening.See more »
Bobbie Markowe:If you're going to tell me you don't like this dress, I'm sticking my head right in the oven.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Weeds: Suburban Shakedown (2005) (TV)See more »


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52 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
Heaps better than the remake, 19 November 2004
Author: dcshanno from New York, NY

I'm sure 'The Stepford Wives' spoke more to the audiences of 1975 than it does to the audiences of today, but this holds its own as decent, satisfying thriller. Really little more than a variation on 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers,' 'Stepford' follows that film's structure of slowly unspooling clues and suspicions and saving its bigger 'gotcha!' moments for the end. Katherine Ross was no doubt the star of this film, but Paula Prentiss really stood out for me. Gawky and enjoyable, she oddly predicted Geena Davis by a full generation. At one point in the film, my girlfriend commented of her wardrobe, 'Wow, can you imagine a grown woman today wearing a hot pant jumper?' The '70s… yikes!

I had the misfortune of both seeing the remake of 'The Stepford Wives' before seeing the original and *actually seeing* the remake of 'The Stepford Wives.' If the original serves any purpose, it is to expose the remake for the gutless, toothless, anemic waste of everyone's time that it is. God, what a terrible movie…

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