I Love My Wife (film)

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I Love My Wife
I Love My Wife (1970 film) .jpg
Directed by Mel Stuart
Produced by Stan Margulies
Robert Kaufman
(associate producer)
David L. Wolper
(executive producer)
Written by Robert Kaufman
Starring Elliott Gould
Brenda Vaccaro
Angel Tompkins
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Wolper Pictures Ltd.
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
April 7, 1971
Running time
98 min.
Country United States
Language English

I Love My Wife is a 1970 comedy film directed by Mel Stuart. It stars Elliott Gould and Brenda Vaccaro.[1]


Richard Burrows is a medical student with a pregnant wife, Jody, who becomes unappealing to him before and after childbirth, abstaining from sex and gaining weight. When her mother moves in with them, Richard's home life frustrates him even more.

Flirtations with nurses and patients begin, with Jody catching him being unfaithful. But after he becomes a surgeon at a Los Angeles hospital, the infidelity continues. Richard meets a married model, Helene Donnelly, and begins meeting her secretly in motels. They contemplate getting divorces.

Richard decides to make one last attempt to save his marriage. He evicts his mother-in-law from the premises and persuades Jody to go to a weight-loss center. When his wife returns, she is slim again and Richard is pleased, until learning that now it is she who wants a divorce.



Angel Tompkins received a Golden Globe nomination for this role in the category of Best Newcomer - Female.

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