Strangers When We Meet

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Evan Hunter adapted his novel of suburban infidelities for this glossy but unsatisfying and very dated 'Scope melodrama, in which unhappily wed architect Douglas carries on with restless housewife Novak, until neighbour Matthau happens on one of their trysts and and makes a play for Novak himself. Ends tamely with Douglas and wife Rush reconciled and setting off for a new life in Hawaii.

Release details

Duration: 117 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Richard Quine
Screenwriter: Evan Hunter
Cast: Kirk Douglas
Kim Novak
Ernie Kovacs
Barbara Rush
Walter Matthau
Virginia Bruce

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5 / 5

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Todd Solley

Richard Quine's masterpiece is filled with fascinating compositions, visual metaphors for the internal (and external) conflicts of its characters, chief among whom are portrayed by Kim Novak and Kirk Douglas. Both give fine performances but the real surprise is the performance of Barbara Rush. Mise-en-scene is everything in this film, and in Quine's hands is pure poetry. Charles Lang, Jr. deserved a world of accolades for his cinematography, but received none. Fascinating in every way.

Todd Solley

Richard Quine's masterpiece is filled with fascinating compositions, visual metaphors for the internal (and external) conflicts of its characters, chief among whom are portrayed by Kim Novak and Kirk Douglas. Both give fine performances but the real surprise is the performance of Barbara Rush. Mise-en-scene is everything in this film, and in Quine's hands is pure poetry. Charles Lang, Jr. deserved a world of accolades for his cinematography, but received none. Fascinating in every way.