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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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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 ...
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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 | See All (2) »

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The storm happened inside her.

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14 May 1987 (USA)  »

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$1,200,000 (USA)
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Screenwriter Peter Kenna passed away later in the year in which the film was first released theatrically in 1987. See more »

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Highly recommend!
6 July 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Although it has been quite some time since I have seen this film, I recall it being very intense, realistic, and well-acted. Rachel Ward in one of her best roles. Provocative subject matter, great setting/backdrop. Just a really good picture, NOT to be confused with a chick-flick. Even the husband truly enjoyed it.


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