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The Good Wife (1987)

The Umbrella Woman (original title)
R | | Drama, Romance | 14 May 1987 (USA)
In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother.

Director:

Ken Cameron

Writer:

Peter Kenna
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Ward ... Marge Hills / Wife
Bryan Brown ... Sonny Hills / Husband
Steven Vidler ... Sugar Hills / Sonny's brother
Sam Neill ... Neville Gifford
Jennifer Claire Jennifer Claire ... Daisy
Bruce Barry ... Archie
Peter Cummins Peter Cummins ... Ned Hopper
Carole Skinner Carole Skinner ... Mrs. Gibson
Clarissa Kaye-Mason ... Mrs. Jackson
Barry Hill Barry Hill ... Mr. Fielding
Susan Lyons Susan Lyons ... Mrs. Fielding
Helen Jones Helen Jones ... Rosie Gibbs
Lisa Hensley Lisa Hensley ... Sylvia
May Howlett May Howlett ... Mrs. Carmichael
Maureen Green Maureen Green ... Sal Day
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Set in an Australian lumber town in 1939. Marge (Rachel Ward), the bored wife of kindly-but-dull Sonny (Bryan Brown) begins dreaming of outside romances. She unexpectedly gets her wish in the form of Sonny's much-younger brother Sugar (Steven Vidler), whom Sonny cheerfully offers to his wife as a surrogate bed-mate. Given this curious arrangement, one wonders why Marge is so upset when she is propositioned by handsome stranger Neville (Sam Neill). Eventually, Gifford sleeps with every other woman in town but Marge. Fed up with the unimaginative lovers in her own house, Marge finally gives in to Gifford, arousing the jealousy not of the cloddish Sonny, but of the immature Sugar. Written by lament

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Adults play the most dangerous games. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter Kenna's The Good Wife See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,155,020
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Final theatrical feature film directed by Ken Cameron who since has extensively worked in Australian television. See more »

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Gets better overtime
16 December 2018 | by paidinfull13See all my reviews

This movie has a lot of lessons in it. Its the type of film that you watch and get inspired by over and over. Simple yet majestic. Chilling. Filled with events that wont let you indifferent. If anyone knows a similar one, let me know


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