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Lovers and Other Strangers

Release Date:January 1, 1971
Running time:104 minutes
Cast:Bea Arthur, Diane Keaton, Bob Dishy, Richard S. Castellano, Michael Brandon
Director:Cy Howard
Producer:David Susskind
Writer:Joseph Bologna, David Zelag Goodman

Description: Lovers and Other Strangers became a sleeper hit, based on a play by Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna. The story is essentially a series of vignettes and anecdotes, unified by an impending marriage. Father of the bride Hal (Gig Young) has problems with his long-suffering mistress, Cathy (Anne Jackson), who spends much of the film sitting on the toilet, crying her eyes out; Wilma (Anne Meara), the bride's sex-starved sister, can't wrest her husband, Johnny (Harry Guardino), away from the TV; and Frank (Richard S. Castellano), as the groom's father, slips comfortably into Bartlett's Familiar Quotations with his oft-repeated query So what's the story? Twelfth-billed Diane Keaton makes her film debut as a garrulous wedding guest.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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