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Peter Kenna's The Good Wife (1987) More at IMDbPro »The Umbrella Woman (original title)

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Release Date:
14 May 1987 (USA) See more »
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The storm happened inside her.
Plot:
In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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A good movie. See more (13 total) »

Cast

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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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
USA:98 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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This motion picture's opening title card reads: "Corrimandel, Australia 1939".See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A good movie., 16 September 1999
Author: Hermit C-2 from Marietta, GA, USA

'The Good Wife' is for those who like films that focus on an obscure little corner of the world and look at the feelings and foibles of the people therein. This time the camera is aimed at a small Australian town in 1939, where Marge Hills (Rachel Ward) feels that life is passing her by despite her work as a midwife and marriage to a loving husband. Nothing exciting ever happens to her, she thinks, and her attempts to make something happen get her into all sorts of small-town trouble.

Rachel Ward is such a beauty and has such a presence that I probably would have been content to watch her putter around the kitchen for ninety minutes at this stage of her career. Anyone familiar with Bryan Brown's work will not be surprised to hear that he is excellent in the role of Sonny, the husband. Steven Vider is also very good as Sugar, Sonny's younger brother, a youth so callow that he asks his brother if it's OK to sleep with his wife. Sam Neill is the newcomer to town whose attention Marge tries so desperately to get. A lot of people would describe this as a "little" film but I got more enjoyment out of it than many of its bigger brethren.

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