Music directorLalo Schifrin Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateApril 7, 1971 CastElliott Gould (Dr. Richard Burrows), Brenda Vaccaro (Jody Burrows), Angel Tompkins (Helene Donnelly), Dabney Coleman (Frank Donnelly), Leonard Stone (Dr. Neilson), Joan Tompkins (Grandma Dennison) Similar moviesElliott Gould appears in I Love My Wife and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
TaglineBehind every "successful" man is an understanding woman... or two... or three!
I love my wife 1970 elliott gould brenda vaccaro angel tompkins
I Love My Wife is a 1970 comedy film directed by Mel Stuart. It stars Elliott Gould and Brenda Vaccaro.
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.
Elliott Gould as Dr. Richard Burrows
Brenda Vaccaro as Jody Burrows
Angel Tompkins as Helene Donnelly
Dabney Coleman as Frank Donnelly
Leonard Stone as Dr. Neilson
Joan Tompkins as Grandma Dennison
Helen Westcott as Mrs. Burrows
Ivor Francis as Dr. Korngold
Joanna Cameron as Nurse Sharon
Veleka Gray as Stewardess
Damian London as Leslie
Tom Toner as John Bosley
Gloria Manon as Prostitute
Dawn Lyn as Stephanie
Heather North as Betty
Janice Pennington as Nurse Cynthia
Robert Kaufman as Devil
Angel Tompkins received a Golden Globe nomination for this role in the category of Best Newcomer - Female.