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Doctors' Wives (1971)

R | | Drama | 12 March 1971 (France)
Dysfunctional marriages of several unhappy rich doctors who work at a private clinic and their neglected wives who deal with their own unhappiness in various ways enter crisis mode when one of them murders his cheating wife.

Director:

George Schaefer

Writers:

Frank Slaughter (novel) (as Frank G. Slaughter), Daniel Taradash (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Kristina Holland ... Sybil Carter
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Dysfunctional marriages of several unhappy rich doctors who work at a private clinic and their neglected wives who deal with their own unhappiness in various ways enter crisis mode when one of them murders his cheating wife.

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From the novel by Frank G. Slaughter. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Frauen der Ärzte See more »

Filming Locations:

Costa Mesa, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Frankovich Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Janice Rule replaced Barbara Eden in the role of Amy Brennan. Previously, a September 1969 edition of show-business trade paper 'Daily Variety' had stated that Eden was being considered for a part in this picture. See more »

Soundtracks

The Costume Ball
Sung by Cass Elliot (as Mama Cass Elliot)
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Music by Elmer Bernstein
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It's "Desperate Housewives" with gore!
2 December 2004 | by brefaneSee all my reviews

Unintentionally hilarious trash. Dyan Cannon's opening line,"God I feel horny!", Rachel Roberts confessing to a lesbian affair,"It was a hot night and I had a thin blouse and no bra" Gene Hackman's reaction, Cara Williams drunken appearance at the club,"The truth is we're all tramps", Janice Rule's outfit, Lori's funeral, Rule writhing on the floor in drug induced lust,etc... all create hilarity in a seriously intended soaper:replete with subplots and a hospital setting. Some of the dialogue is priceless. All of this is interpolated by prolonged, graphic scenes of surgery. It's "Desperate Housewives" with gore. An interesting and diverse cast adds to the fun, and for intended comic relief, there's Christina Holland(from TV's "The Courtship of Eddie's Father")as a student studying sex, and tape recording her sessions. Dyan Cannon is in good form in her regrettably brief role. And was the song "Costume Ball", sung by Cass Elliot, written specifically for this film? Check this one out, and laugh and scratch your head at the same time. DVD PLEASE!


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