Strangers When We Meet (1960)

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A suburban architect loves his wife but is bored with his marriage and with his work, so he takes up with the neglected, married beauty who lives down the street.




  • Kirk Douglas and Ernie Kovacs in Strangers When We Meet (1960)
  • Kim Novak in Strangers When We Meet (1960)
  • John Bryant in Strangers When We Meet (1960)
  • Kirk Douglas at an event for Strangers When We Meet (1960)
  • Kirk Douglas and Kim Novak in Strangers When We Meet (1960)
  • Kim Novak and Richard Quine in Strangers When We Meet (1960)

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15 November 2015 | claudio_carvalho
| A Timeless Romance
The awarded architect Larry Coe (Kirk Douglas) lives a boring marriage with his wife Eve Coe (Barbara Rush) and their two young sons in the suburb. Larry is designing and constructing an unique house to the successful writer Roger Altar (Ernie Kovacs) on the top of a hill. Margaret 'Maggie' Gault (Kim Novak) is a sexy blond sexually neglected by her husband Ken Gault (John Bryant) that lives in the same neighborhood and they have a young son. When Larry meets Maggie at the bus stop of the school bus, he unsuccessfully hits on her. But soon they encounter each other again and they have a love affair. They fall in love with each other, but when their despicable neighbor Felix Anders (Walter Matthau) discovers their affair, they have to decide between loyalty to their families or love.

"Strangers When We Meet" is a timeless romance that takes place in 1960, but could be in any time. The fight between loyalty and respect to the wife and family and the desire for a sexy woman or a handsome man is eternal and part of the life. The way each part will behave is the variable in this equation of life. "Strangers When We Meet" presents a conventional and moralist commercial conclusion, but totally credible. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Nono Mandamento" ("The Ninth Commandment")

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