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Peter Kenna's The Good Wife (1987)
"The Umbrella Woman" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  14 May 1987 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marge Hills
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Sonny Hills
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Sugar Hills
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Neville Gifford
Jennifer Claire ...
Daisy
Bruce Barry ...
Archie
Peter Cummins ...
Ned Hopper
Carole Skinner ...
Mrs. Gibson
Clarissa Kaye-Mason ...
Mrs. Jackson
Barry Hill ...
Mr. Fielding
Susan Lyons ...
Mrs. Fielding
Helen Jones ...
Rosie Gibbs
Lisa Hensley ...
Sylvia
May Howlett ...
Mrs. Carmichael
Maureen Green ...
Sal Day
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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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australia | independent film

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The storm happened inside her.

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14 May 1987 (USA)  »

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Peter Kenna's The Good Wife  »

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$1,200,000 (USA)
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Actor Bryan Brown has a bushy beard in this movie whilst actor Sam Neill sports a lothario's mustache. See more »

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Could art possibly imitate life?
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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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