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Frank Slaughter (novel)
Daniel Taradash (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 March 1971 (France) See more »
It started out as five love stories. It didn't end that way. See more »
The wives of several high-powered doctors feel neglected due to their husbands' focus on their careers, so they embark on a regimen of sex, drugs and booze. | Add synopsis »
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Dyan Cannon ... Lorrie Dellman

Richard Crenna ... Dr. Peter Brennan

Gene Hackman ... Dr. Dave Randolph

Carroll O'Connor ... Dr. Joe Gray

Rachel Roberts ... Della Randolph

Janice Rule ... Amy Brennan
Diana Sands ... Helen Straughn

Cara Williams ... Maggie Gray

Richard Anderson ... Dist. Atty. Douglas

Ralph Bellamy ... Jake Porter

John Colicos ... Dr. Mort Dellman

George Gaynes ... Paul McGill

Marian McCargo ... Elaine McGill

Scott Brady ... Sgt. Malloy
Kristina Holland ... Sybil Carter
Anthony Costello ... Mike Traynor
Mark Jenkins ... Lew Saunders
Vincent Van Lynn ... Barney Harris
Ernie Barnes ... Dr. Perfield

Paul Marin ... Dr. Deemster
William Bramley ... Dr. Hagstrom

Jon Lormer ... Elderly Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mary Adams ... Admitting Nurse (uncredited)

Mary Arden ... One of Lorrie's Relatives (uncredited)

Conrad Bachmann ... One of Lorrie's Relatives (uncredited)
Sandy Balson ... Secretary (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... (uncredited)
Jim Brewer ... Intern (uncredited)
Barry Cahill ... Attendant (uncredited)
Harper Carter ... One of Lorrie's Relatives (uncredited)
Tony Clay ... Jerry Straughn (uncredited)
Tony De Costa ... Medical Student (uncredited)

George DeNormand ... Doctor (uncredited)
Glenn Dixon ... Usher (uncredited)

June Foray ... Various Voices (uncredited)
Bob Golden ... Policeman (uncredited)
Duke Hobbie ... Assistant District Attorny White (uncredited)
Brick Huston ... Reporter (uncredited)
Philip Luther ... Medical Student (uncredited)
Frank Mathias ... Policeman (uncredited)
Peggy Miller ... One of Lorrie's Relatives (uncredited)
Sally Mills ... Golfer (uncredited)
Pete Morrow ... Cardiologist (uncredited)
Bru Mysak ... Reporter (uncredited)
Scott Peters ... Radio Newsman (uncredited)
John S. Ragin ... Minister (uncredited)
Jack Snow ... Orderly (uncredited)

Michael St. Angel ... Doctor (uncredited)
Tom Stewart ... Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Stiles ... Orderly (uncredited)
Bunny Summers ... Chatroom Nurse (uncredited)
Leslie Summers ... Page Operator (uncredited)

Dick Winslow ... Manuel, the Bartender (uncredited)
Karin Wolfe ... Pretty Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
George Schaefer 
Writing credits
Frank Slaughter (novel "Doctors' Wives") (as Frank G. Slaughter)

Daniel Taradash (screenplay)

Produced by
M.J. Frankovich .... producer
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography) (as Charles B. Lang)
Film Editing by
Carl Kress 
Production Design by
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
Costume Design by
Moss Mabry 
Makeup Department
Virginia Jones .... hair stylist
Frank Prehoda .... makeup artist
Shirley Gilbert .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Don Schoenfeld .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Ralph E. Black .... unit production manager (as Ralph Black)
William J. O'Sullivan .... executive production manager (as William O'Sullivan)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip L. Parslow .... assistant director
John M. Poer .... second assistant director
Mike Frankovich Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Max Frankel .... property master
Philip Calhoun .... props (uncredited)
Lowell Chambers .... set dresser (uncredited)
Irving Goldfarb .... props (uncredited)
David M. Haber .... set designer (uncredited)
Eugene Harris .... set designer (uncredited)
John D. Jefferies Sr. .... set designer (uncredited)
Bob Lawless .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Sydney Z. Litwack .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Les Fresholtz .... sound
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound
Paul Kretchmer .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Michael Mekjian .... boom operator (uncredited)
John H. Newman .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Luke Wolfram .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Paul Stewart .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler .... process camera (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Boles .... gaffer (uncredited)
J.T. Dean .... grip (uncredited)
Al Ducharme .... dolly grip (uncredited)
John Monte .... still photographer (uncredited)
Dennis O'Sullivan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Chris Schwiebert .... camera operator (uncredited)
Charles Termini .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Edna Taylor .... wardrobe woman (uncredited)
Ed Ware .... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Music Department
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Ted Sebern .... music film editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Vern Jacobs .... driver captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Dorothy Aldrin .... script supervisor
Richard Kuhn .... title sequence
Adrienne Luraschi .... dialogue coach
Pete Morrow .... technical advisor
Ed Fischer .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Peter Frankovich .... production associate (uncredited)
Art 'Klondike' Jones .... craft service (uncredited)
Skip Lambert .... production assistant (uncredited)
Clarence Milton .... first aid (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Frauen der Ärzte" - Austria (dubbed version), West Germany
"Femmes de médecins" - France (imdb display title)
"Hospital, hora cero" - Spain
"I leshi ton modernon gynaikon" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Kocasiz kadinlar" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Lægefruer" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Le mogli" - Italy
"Médicos e mulheres" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Mulheres de Médicos" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Panie doktorowe" - Poland
"Valkoiset lesket" - Finland
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101 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video) | USA:R (certificate #22636) | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Stella Stevens was originally set to play the role of Lorrie Dellman but lost out to Dyan Cannon.See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
What More Could You Ask For?, 29 September 2010
Author: Hollywoodcanteen1945 from United States

Doctors' Wives turned out to be a fun evening at the movies. I mean what more could you ask for? A murder. An affair. An inter-racial relationship. A brain operation. A sex-pot who beds down 32 medical doctor interns! A sex-pot who not only beds down here husband's friends, but some of their wives as well! Drug addiction. Drunks. Sluts. Black-Mail. You name it, this movie has it. And what an all-star cast! There's even Archie Bunker running around after his ex-wife...ha..ha! For it's time it must of been shocking. People must have fainted or been delighted at all the wild going-ons. Of course by today's standards it's pretty tame, and a bit lame. But, Great fun!

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