Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents. —IMDb
Bryan Forbes, CBE is an English film director, actor and writer. Bryan Forbes was born John Theobald Clarke on 22 July 1926 in Queen Mary’s Hospital, Stratford, West Ham, Essex (now Greater London), and grew up at 43 Cranmer Road, Forest Gate, West Ham, Essex (now Greater London).
Forbes trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts but did not complete his studies. After military service from 1945 to 1948, he played numerous supporting roles in British films including in 1955 The Colditz Story, alongside John Mills, as well as appearing on the stage, but was obliged to change his name by British Equity to avoid confusion with the adolescent actor John Clark. He began also to write for the screen, receiving his first full credit for The Cockleshell Heroes in 1955. Another noted screenplay of his from this period was for The League of Gentlemen in 1959, in which he also acted.
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Bryan Forbes suffuses each frame with a sure sense of dread and paranoia. You can call it anything you want: Cult, Campy, Feminist or whatever. But watching Nannette Newman slowly and meticulously repeat the line "I'll just die if I don't get this recipe" as she stumbles her way through a hip pool party crowd, I couldn't help but be creeped out.
Ira Levin’s popular sci-fi horror/thriller novel The Stepford Wives arrived with impeccable timing in 1972 amidst the second-wave feminist movement. That same year, Betty Friedan helped found… read review