The Good Wife

The Good Wife

Director: Ken Cameron Cast: Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill

DVD (Wide Screen / Pan & Scan / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)

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Overview

The Good Wife

Originally titled The Umbrella Woman, The Good Wife is set in an Australian lumber town in 1939. Marge Hills (Rachel Ward), the bored wife of kindly-but-dull Sonny Hills (Bryan Brown) begins dreaming of outside romances. She unexpectedly gets her wish in the form of Sonny's much-younger brother Sugar (Steven Vidler), whom Sonny cheerfully offers to his wife as a surrogate bedmate! Given this curious arrangement, one wonders why Marge is so upset when she is propositioned by handsome stranger Neville Gifford (Sam Neill). Eventually, Gifford sleeps with every other woman in town but Marge. Fed up with the unimaginative lovers in her own house, Marge finally gives in to Gifford, arousing the jealousy not of the cloddish Sonny, but of the immature Sugar. The Bergmanesque ending of The Good Wife could be called unexpected, but then, so is practically everything else in this strange little film.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/26/2001
UPC: 0027616869432
Original Release: 1986
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 1:38:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; English: stereo Surround; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rachel Ward Marge Hills
Bryan Brown Sonny Hills
Sam Neill Neville Gifford
Steven Vidler Sugar Hills
Jennifer Claire Daisy
Bruce Barry Archie
Peter Cummins Ned Hooper
Carole Skinner Mrs. Gibson
Barry Hill Mr. Fielding
Susan Lyons Mrs. Fielding
Helen Jones Rosie Gibbs
Lisa Hensley Sylvia
May Howlett Mrs. Carmichael
Maureen Green Sal Day
Garry Cook Gerry Day
Robert Barrett Heckler at Bar
Sue Ingleton Rita
Clarissa Kaye-Mason Mrs. Jackson
Harold Kissin Davis, The Station master
Oliver Hall Mick Jones
Maurice Hughes Sargent
Margarita Haynes Greta
Bill Bader Train Guard
Dick May Waiter
Trevor Thomas Chemist
Philip Wilton Train Porter
Craig Fuller Charlie
Peter Ford Drunk in Bar

Technical Credits
Ken Cameron Director
Cameron Allan Score Composer
Chris Anderson Stunts
James Bartle Cinematographer
Sally Campbell Production Designer
Sally Gordon Makeup
Peter Kenna Screenwriter
John Scott Editor
Jan Sharp Producer
Jennie Tate Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Title/The Midwife [4:59]
2. His Brother's Keeper [6:43]
3. Nobody's Slave [4:05]
4. Forbidden Fruit [5:41]
5. "Ask Sonny" [7:50]
6. A Stranger Calls [5:22]
7. A Night on the Town [7:08]
8. Tongues Will Wag [5:17]
9. New Best Mate [6:31]
10. A Desperate Woman [3:10]
11. "What's Wrong With Me?" [4:42]
12. The Necessary Finesse [6:10]
13. The Fielding Incident [6:21]
14. "Love Me!" [10:06]
15. The Shame & the Love [6:20]
16. End Credits [4:26]
Side #2 -- Standard
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Title/The Midwife [:09]
2. His Brother's Keeper [4:59]
3. Nobody's Slave [6:43]
4. Forbidden Fruit [4:05]
5. "Ask Sonny" [5:41]
6. A Stranger Calls [7:50]
7. A Night on the Town [5:22]
8. Tongues Will Wag [7:08]
9. New Best Mate [5:17]
10. A Desperate Woman [6:31]
11. "What's Wrong With Me?" [3:10]
12. The Necessary Finesse [4:42]
13. The Fielding Incident [6:10]
14. "Love Me!" [6:21]
15. The Shame & the Love [10:06]
16. End Credits [6:20]

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