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14 May 1987 (USA) See more »
The storm happened inside her.
In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rachel Ward ... Marge Hills

Bryan Brown ... Sonny Hills

Steven Vidler ... Sugar Hills

Sam Neill ... 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
Garry Cook ... Gerry Day
Harold Kissin ... Davis - Station Master
Oliver Hall ... Mick Jones
Sue Ingleton ... Rita
Robert Barrett ... Heckler at Bar
Maurice Hughes ... Sgt. Larkin
Marguerita Haynes ... Greta
Bill Bader ... Train Guard
Dick May ... Waiter
Trevor Thomas ... Chemist
Philip Wilton ... Train Porter
Craig Fuller ... Charlie
Peter Ford ... Drunk in Bar
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Directed by
Ken Cameron 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Kenna 

Produced by
Jan Sharp .... producer
Helen Watts .... associate producer
Original Music by
Cameron Allan 
Cinematography by
James Bartle 
Film Editing by
John Scott 
Casting by
Liz Mullinar 
Production Design by
Sally Campbell 
Set Decoration by
Blossom Flint 
Costume Design by
Jennie Tate 
Makeup Department
Sally Gordon .... makeup department head
Willi Kenrick .... hair stylist
Production Management
John-Paul Lucini .... unit production manager (as Jean-Paul 'Lon' Lucini)
Helen Watts .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Bolles .... second assistant director
Grant Lee .... third assistant director
Phil Rich .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ty Bosco .... storyboard artist
Leah Cocks .... art department coordinator
Steve Lyons .... storyboard artist (as Steven Lyons)
Billy Malcolm .... scenic artist
Dennis Smith .... construction manager
Ross Wallace .... model maker
Sound Department
Anne Breslin .... sound effects editor
Liz Goldfinch .... dialogue editor
Geoff Krix .... boom operator
Ben Osmo .... sound recordist
Roger Savage .... sound mixer
Chris Anderson .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Lester Bishop .... key grip
Shaun Conway .... best boy
Pav Govind .... gaffer
Carolyn Johns .... still photographer
Peter Menzies Jr. .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gabrielle Healy .... costume assistant
Jenny Miles .... costume supervisor
Jenny Miles .... stand-by wardrobe
Editorial Department
Pamela Barnetta .... assistant editor
Liz Goldfinch .... assistant editor
Gai Steele .... assistant editor
Other crew
Maude Heath .... location manager
Keith Jones .... steam train coordinator
Therese O'Leary .... continuity
Gemma Rawsthorne .... production accountant
Greg Ricketson .... production consultant
Elizabeth Symes .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Umbrella Woman" - Australia (original title)
"The Good Wife" - UK (informal short title), USA
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USA:98 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Good character study, 11 April 2002
Author: oftenwrong from Calif.USA

I saw this movie for the second time again after having seen it when it first came out in 1987. I enjoyed it just as much now as I did then. The characters are interesting and thought-provoking especially the main character, Marge Hills played by Rachel Ward. It's about a woman who lives in a small town in Australia ca.1939. She has a loving husband but feels that life is passing her by and that exciting things only happen to other people. Enter Sam Neill. He comes to town and things change drastically for her. I felt sorry for her character which rapidly becomes pathetic. This is a movie for people who don't need a whole lot of action and special effects. I also liked seeing Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward teamed up again. The first time was in The Thorn Birds where I believe they actually met and, sometime afterward, eventually got married.

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