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Diary of a Mad Housewife

Diary of a Mad Housewife

Richard Benjamin
Director: Frank Perry Cast: Richard Benjamin
Richard Benjamin
, Frank Langella
Frank Langella
, Carrie Snodgress
Carrie Snodgress
Frank Perry


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Superstardom was predicted for Carrie Snodgress on the basis of her spectacular film debut in Diary of a Mad Housewife. Snodgress plays the long-suffering wife of pushy, insensitive attorney Richard Benjamin. Unable to withstand being treated as a trophy (and a tarnished one at that), Snodgress has a brief affair with sexy Frank Langella. Alas, Langella, like virtually every other male character in the film, is just as selfish and self-involved as Benjamin. Even when she enters group therapy, Snodgress is disenchanted by the obtuseness and chauvinism of her male psychiatrist. Nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Diary of a Mad Housewife, Carrie Snodgress dropped out of films shortly afterward to move in with rock star Neil Young - with whom she raised a child. She returned to cinema with a pivotal role in Brian de Palma's bloody thriller The Fury.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2020
UPC: 0738329250775
Original Release: 1970
Rating: R
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 23,229

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Screenwriter Larry Karazewski with Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Benjamin Jonathan Balser
Frank Langella George Prager
Carrie Snodgress Tina Balser
Lorraine Cullen Sylvie Balser
Frannie Michel Liz Balser
Peter Dohanos Samuel Keefer
Katherine Meskill Charlotte Rady
Leonard Elliott Mon. Henri
Valma Margo
Hilda Haynes Lottie
Donald Symington Pediatrician
Allison Mills Women's Liberation Girl
Alice Cooper Band Themselves
Alice Cooper Himself
Lee Addams Mrs. Prinz
Beverly Ballard Actor
Jeanette Du Bois Vera
Lester Rawlins Dr. Linstrom
Peter Boyle Man in Group Therapy
Jason Holt Actor

Technical Credits
Frank Perry Director,Producer
Ellis W. Carter Cinematographer
Peter Dohanos Production Designer
Robert Drumheller Set Decoration/Design
Charles Federmack Sound/Sound Designer
James Hagerman Costumes/Costume Designer
Gerald Hirschfeld Cinematographer
Sidney Katz Editor
Ruth Morley Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Okun Asst. Director
Eleanor Perry Screenwriter
Sam Robert Set Decoration/Design
Flo Transfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Grant Whytock Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Diary of a Mad Housewife
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [7:15]
2. Chapter 2 [10:11]
3. Chapter 3 [15:32]
4. Chapter 4 [13:03]
5. Chapter 5 [15:08]
6. Chapter 6 [11:49]
7. Chapter 7 [13:53]
8. Chapter 8 [8:13]

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