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Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Man With Three Wives (1993)

A true but tawdry tale spun out in this made-for-TV movie. Dr. Norman Grayson (Beau Bridges) was successful and well-liked. He was also juggling three wives, Robyn (Pam Dawber), Katy (Joanna Kerns), and Lillian (Kathleen Lloyd). The man made damn sure that none of the women knew they were part of bigamy. There was a scene where two of the wives met each other--with the doctor present--and they suspected nothing. He had guided the conversation carefully. Dr. Grayson had also told wife number two that he was divorced from wife number one. It was absolutely amazing what this guy did to hide his secret from everybody, and how long he got away with it. Eventually, his game begins to unravel and the you-know-what hits the fan.

Bridges plays the guy, not so much as a bad guy, but as someone who didn't know when to quit. I got the feeling that he really loved each of the wives, but couldn't get it through his head that what he was doing was wrong. If I was one of the wives, and found out what he was up to, I would have kicked his behind. Sadly, this kind of stuff goes on all the time. At the end of the movie, it was revealed that one wife was suing another wife over property that the bigamist had brought her during their "marriage".


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