The Secret Life of an American Wife

The Secret Life of an American Wife Information

The Secret Life of an American Wife is a 1968 comedy film written and directed by George Axelrod. The film was released by 20th Century Fox in 1968, and was considered a box-office failure. It features a music score by Billy May. Edy Williams has a supporting role in the film as the Layton's blonde bombshell neighbor.


Victoria Layton (Anne Jackson) is a suburban housewife who is dissatisfied with her marriage and fears that her sex appeal is fading. Her husband (Patrick O'Neal) works as a press agent, and his only client is a movie star who is known as an international sex symbol (Walter Matthau).

Upon hearing that The Movie Star (the character is not given a name, and Matthau is credited as "The Movie Star" in the closing credits) indulges in the services of prostitutes, Victoria decides to pose surreptitiously as one in order to prove to herself that she is still sexually attractive.


  • Walter Matthau as The Movie Star
  • Anne Jackson as Victoria Layton
  • Patrick O'Neal - Tom Layton
  • Edy Williams as Susie Steinberg
  • Richard Bull as Howard
  • Paul Napier as Herb Steinberg
  • Gary Brown as Jimmy
  • Albert Carrier as Jean-Claude

See also

  • List of American films of 1968

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