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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Katharine Ross
Paula Prentiss
Peter Masterson
Nanette Newman
Tina Louise
Carol Rossen
William Prince
Directors
Bryan Forbes
Screenwriters
William Goldman
Running Time
115 minutes

The Stepford Wives
The orginal adaptation starring Nanette Newman.


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Plot
Joanna moves with her husband to the commuter community of Stepford, Connecticut, where the womenfolk are placidly subservient to their husbands. When her best friend transforms into a ‘Stepford Wife’, Joanna worries that the men of the town are in on a vast conspiracy.


Verdict
Not played for laughs like the Nicole Kidman remake but the creepy horror maintains a wry and seductive humour nevertheless.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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