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The Good Wife Details


Originally titled The Umbrella Woman, The Good Wife is set in an Australian lumber town in 1939. Marge Hills (Rachel Ward), the bored wife of kindly-but-dull Sonny Hills (Bryan Brown) begins dreaming of outside romances. She unexpectedly gets her wish in the form of Sonny's much-younger brother Sugar (Steven Vidler), whom Sonny cheerfully offers to his wife as a surrogate bedmate. Given this curious arrangement, one wonders why Marge is so upset when she is propositioned by handsome stranger Neville Gifford (Sam Neill). Eventually, Gifford sleeps with every other woman in town but Marge. Fed up with the unimaginative lovers in her own house, Marge finally gives in to Gifford, arousing the jealousy not of the cloddish Sonny, but of the immature Sugar. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 20, 1987


Rachel Ward
as Marge Hills
Bryan Brown
as Sonny Hills
Sam Neill
as Neville Gifford
Steven Vidler
as Sugar Hills
Jennifer Claire
as Daisy
Peter Cummins
as Ned Hooper
Carole Skinner
as Mrs. Gibson
Barry Hill
as Mr. Fielding
Susan Lyons
as Mrs. Fielding
Helen Jones
as Rosie Gibbs
Lisa Hensley
as Sylvia
May Howlett
as Mrs. Carmichael
Maureen Green
as Sal Day
Craig Fuller
as Charlie
Clarissa Kaye-Mason
as Mrs. Jackson
Maurice Hughes
as Sargent
Harold Kissin
as Davis, The Station master
Margarita Haynes
as Greta
Dick May
as Waiter
Sue Ingleton
as Rita
Trevor Thomas
as Chemist
Bill Bader
as Train Guard


Ken Cameron
Peter Kenna
James Bartle
Cameron Allan
Composer (Music Score)
John Scott
Sally Campbell
Production Designer
Jennie Tate
Costume Designer
Sally Gordon