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Peter Kenna's The Good Wife (1987)

The Umbrella Woman (original title)
R | | Drama | 14 May 1987 (USA)
In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother.

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Marge Hills
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Sonny Hills
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Neville Gifford
Jennifer Claire ...
Daisy
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Archie
Peter Cummins ...
Ned Hopper
Carole Skinner ...
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Clarissa Kaye-Mason ...
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In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother.

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14 May 1987 (USA)  »

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$1,200,000 (USA)
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Both the Australian DVD sleeve notes and the prologue before the film on its DVD both feature the following: "NOTE: For THE UMBRELLA WOMAN'S release in the United States the title was changed to THE GOOD WIFE. In order to present the film on this DVD the best available source materials the US DVD master has been used and carries the title THE GOOD WIFE at the head of the film". See more »

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Could art possibly imitate life?
9 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a heart-rendering plot! Throughout the movie, I kept wondering if there was the faintest chance that any close-knit community under the stars harbored secrets similar to the plot...

Both brothers scruples, Marge's sexual appetite and the manner in which the town takes everything in step...

It is sickeningly-refreshing to see this small town's women enjoy their sexuality as much as they do...

To think all it takes is one male catalyst (Sam Neill's character, Neville) to turn women loose! Every guy's fantasy role...

How am I to imagine the emotional toll this movie shoot took both on Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown (married to each other)?...

Wow!


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