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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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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 ...
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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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Adults play the most dangerous games. See more »

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14 May 1987 (USA)  »

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$1,200,000 (USA)
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Actor Bryan Brown and actress Rachel Ward were married in 1983 about four years prior to this picture. 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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