My Third Wife, George (1968)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

In this vintage sexploitation comedy, Ralph Higbee (Thomas Wood aka William Kerwin) is a socially inept nebbish who is scared of women and still lives with his mother at the age of 40, preferring to spy on the live-in maid than actually interact with the fair sex. This all changes when his mother dies and Ralph is thrust into the real world, albeit with a large inheritance. After an encounter with Polly (Bunny Ware), a hippie girl who gives him marijuana and invites her back to her place for what becomes an orgy, Ralph decides he needs to meet a nice girl and settle down. Ralph marries Josephine (Erika Von Zaros), who is beautiful and can cook, but their wedded bliss is short lived when he finds she's been dallying with both her swimming teacher and their pet gorilla. On the rebound, Ralph weds Amanda, but she's secretly convinced she can trick her new hubby into infidelity and demand a divorce with hefty alimony payments. Amanda hires a private eye (Gene Berk) to catch Ralph in the act, and the detective decides to speed things along by forcing Ralph and his stenographer to have sex at gunpoint. As Ralph shares his tales of romantic misadventure with his bartender, he mentions his most recent wife, who gives him the love he needs and would shoot him if he so much as looked at another woman; however, naïve Ralph hasn't noticed something unusual about bride number three. Shot in Florida, a hotbed of exploitation filmmaking in the 1960's, production of My Third Wife, George was something of a family affair -- director Harry Kerwin, screenwriter Edmund Kirwin, leading man William Kirwin and script supervisor Betty Kirwin were all siblings.



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