Allan King

A Married Couple

A Married Couple

Billy and Antoinette Edwards let it all hang out for Allan King and crew in this jaw-dropping examination of a marriage in trouble, which “makes John Cassavetes’s Faces look like early Doris Day” (Time). Intense and hectic, frightening and funny, A Married Couple is ultimately a film about the eternal power struggle in romantic relationships, as well as a document of the moment when entrenched gender roles began to crumble.

Film Info

  • Allan King
  • Canada
  • 1969
  • 96 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English

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Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

DVD Box Set

5 Discs

$55.96

A Married Couple
Cast
Billy Edwards
Antoinette Edwards
Their child, Bogart
Their dog, Merton
Credits
Director
Allan King
Producer
Allan King
Cinematography
Richard Leiterman
Editing
Arla Saare
Sound
Ron Alexander
Music
Zalman Yanovsky
Music
Douglas Bush

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