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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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Summer Dresses and Big Brimmed Hats See more (135 total) »


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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)
Color (TVC)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Bryan Forbes claimed that he found screenwriter William Goldman very high-handed and rude, and reluctant to change anything in his script, which several previous directors had turned down. Goldman, in turn, insisted that Forbes rewrote his script extensively, mostly during shooting.See more »
Continuity: In the end, when Joanna returns to her home to get the children to escape Stepford, it is dark out. When confronted by her husband, she runs upstairs to her room, the hall is lit by daylight.See more »
Carol Van Sant:I'll just die if I don't get this recipe. I'll just die if I don't get this recipe. I'll just die if I don't get this recipe.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Song Remains the Same (1976)See more »


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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Summer Dresses and Big Brimmed Hats, 29 January 2005

The image of beautiful, not necessarily sexy, women parading through the aisles of a grocery story in picturesque, almost Victorian summer dresses and wide white broad brimmed hats is one of the most lasting of this effective thriller based on the work by Ira Levin. Katherine Ross engagingly plays a women being moved with family in tow from the hustle and bustle of New York City to the serene suburbs of old Connetticut. Ross soon discovers that life for the gentle sex is anything but normal. All the women of Stepford seem to be concerned with is housecleaning and pleasing their husbands. This is a good, high energy film that shocks more from looks and what you do not see rather than what you do see. Helping greatly is a solid acting cast working with a pliable script. Though shot with an almost static effect at times, The Stepford Wives packs a few good punches. The scene in the grocery store and the scene with the empty eyes are just two of the highlights for me. Patrick O' Neal, lovely Tina Louise, and the ever loquacious Paula Prentiss costar. At the heart of the film is human identity and the worth it has/should have. There are aspects of social commentary abounding: the relationship of men and women in marriage, the effects of Suburban living, and the dangers of technology.

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