Frigid Wife (1961)

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Originally released by Monogram in 1950, Frigid Wife stars Margaret Field (mother of actress Sally Field) in the title role. Eloping with Robert Clarke, Field leaves her new husband when she realizes her inability to fulfill her wifely duties. Attempting suicide, she is rescued by kindly psychiatrist Reed Hadley, who discovers that the root of Field's problem is her behemoth mother. In 1961, The Frigid Wife was reissued as A Modern Marriage, with a prologue and epilogue tacked on to give the film the veneer of a "case study." Appearing in the newly shot sequences were Jeanne Neher, Sondra Fisher, Sid Noel, Bob Carr, and Ken Elliot, favorites all.

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exploitation, impotence [lack of power], marital-problems, psychiatry, sex, wife