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One of My Wives Is Missing (1976)

Daniel Corban's wife Elizabeth disappeared after they had a fight. Then she shows up, yet he insists that the woman isn't actually his wife.

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(teleplay) (as Pierre Marton), (stage play "Trap for a Single Man")
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Inspector Murray Levine
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Elizabeth Corban
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Daniel Corban
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Father Kelleher
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Sidney Bernstein
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Rebecca Foster
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Garry Walberg ...
Officer Foley
Anthony Costello ...
Bert (as Tony Costello)
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It's the beginning of the Labor Day weekend. Starfish automobile executive Daniel Corban, who is on his honeymoon with his wife of two weeks, Elizabeth Corban, at a lavish secluded lake-front house in the quaint summer resort community of Skuylkill, is frustrated. First, Elizabeth has not been seen in three days, and second, Skuylkill police inspector Murray Levine, who has a down home attitude matching the slow pace of the town, doesn't seem to be doing much about trying to find her despite Daniel's insistence that he do so. Levine does not see it as a police case since by Daniel's own admission she left on her own volition after the two of them had an argument. Levine has at least vowed that members of his detachment will look out for her and her missing vehicle. Daniel's frustration increases when a woman who claims to be Elizabeth, but is not, returns in what looks to be Elizabeth's car. He is unable to convince anyone, including Levine, that she isn't Elizabeth. And anyone in ... Written by Huggo

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5 March 1976 (USA)  »

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Ansa on viritetty  »

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Ruth McDevitt's final role. See more »

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Father Kelleher: [Mildly, as Corban tries to leave] I wouldn't do that if I were you.
Daniel Corban: What could you do to stop me?
Father Kelleher: [producing a revolver from behind his back, still as mildly as ever] Blow your brains out, my son.
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Feint within a feint within a feint
28 December 2005 | by (Chicago IL) – See all my reviews

It's not a bit surprising that this movie is based on a play, since it's rather theatrical: except for a couple of scenes tacked onto the beginning and end, it's a one-set mystery, and a rather gimmicky one at that. What makes it involving, however, is the subtext and Elizabeth Ashley's amazingly sexy performance. The film is really about art of deception and the seduction of play-acting. In one especially weird scene, the ever-bland Franciscus and a white-hot Ashley (those eyes!) almost get busy by poolside. You know at least one character is about to succumb to a lie. Later, the Klug-man has his most believable (and least mannered) moment when he embraces a deception and hollers at Franciscus, "where you come from, are all cops HONEST?" I've never considered Elizabeth Ashley a babe -- then again, most of what I've seen her do are lame made-fors and cheesy thrillers. But she won a Tony nomination for playing Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" so maybe she saved all her sensuality for these two roles.


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