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One of My Wives Is Missing (1976)

TV Movie  |   |  Thriller  |  5 March 1976 (USA)
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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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Inspector Murray Levine
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Elizabeth Corban
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Daniel Corban
Joel Fabiani ...
Father Kelleher
Milton Selzer ...
Sidney Bernstein
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Rebecca Foster
Byron Webster ...
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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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Desapareceu Uma das Minhas Mulheres  »

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Quotes

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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Clever
10 September 2004 | by (CA) – See all my reviews

This is a well crafted mystery/suspense film based on Robert Thomas' play TRAP FOR A LONELY MAN. The cast is rock solid and the clever script will keep you guessing until the very end (unless you already know the final twist ahead of time).

Viewers who enjoyed this telemovie (or its inferior 1986 remake VANISHING ACT) should also track down the 1958 Michael Anderson movie CHASE A CROOKED SHADOW (starring Anne Baxter), which boasts a similar concept but with a slightly different premise (a woman is forcibly reunited with a man who claims to be her deceased brother, but only she seems to know that it's not really him).


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