Strangers When We Meet (1960)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Sexual misconduct in white-collar suburbia is the topic of this routine melodrama involving two neighboring couples. Architect Larry Coe (Kirk Douglas), unhappy with his wife Eve's (Barbara Rush) fixation on their bank balance, starts taking an interest in Maggie Gault (Kim Novak), whose husband has been losing interest in her. The two steal several illicit moments together, but this activity has not gone unnoticed. Good ol' neighbor Felix (Walter Matthau) figures that Eve might be feeling a little neglected, so he decides to move into the picture. Richard Quine's direction is an asset to an otherwise clich├ęd tale.

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husband-and-wife, marital-problems, neighbor, rendezvous, sex, sexual-dysfunction, suburbs, money