Wives and Lovers

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"You Can't Tell Them Apart Without a Scorecard!"
  • NR
  • 1963
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.8  (294)

Wives and Lovers is a 1963 romantic comedy film directed by John Rich and stars Janet Leigh, Van Johnson, and Shelley Winters in lead roles. The plot of the movie centers around four couples and their marital problems. Van Johnson plays Bill Austin, a struggling writer, and his wife Bertie (Janet Leigh), who is a housewife. They have recently moved to a new neighborhood, where they meet their neighbors, the Pruets, and the Reynoldses. The Pruets have marital issues due to Mr. Pruet's infidelity, while the Reynoldses have problems due to Mr. Reynolds' inability to provide for his family.

When Bill and Bertie go out for the evening, they encounter Fran Cabrell (Shelley Winters), a seductive woman who tries to lure Bill into an affair. Despite his initial resistance, Bill becomes increasingly drawn to Fran, leading to tensions between him and Bertie.

At the same time, Mr. Pruett's infidelity and Mr. Reynolds' unemployment put further strain on their respective marriages. As the couples try to navigate these challenges, they learn valuable lessons about trust, communication, and loyalty.

The movie explores themes of temptation, fidelity, and the challenges of modern marriage. It also features a strong cast, with standout performances from Shelley Winters as the seductive Fran and Janet Leigh as the conflicted Bertie.

Overall, Wives and Lovers is an engaging, lighthearted comedy that provides an insightful look into the complexities of marriage and relationships in the early 1960s.

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    1 hr 43 min
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    5.8  (294)