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Playmates is a 1972 American made-for-television romantic comedy film starring Alan Alda, Connie Stevens, Barbara Feldon, Doug McClure and directed by Theodore J. Flicker. It originally aired as the ABC Movie of the Week on October 3, 1972.

Written byRichard Baer
Directed byTheodore J. Flicker
StarringAlan Alda
Connie Stevens
Barbara Feldon
Doug McClure
Music byJack Elliott
Allyn Ferguson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Lillian Gallo
CinematographyJoseph Biroc
Editor(s)Lovel Ellis
Running time74 minutes
Production company(s)ABC Circle Films
Original networkABC
Original releaseOctober 3, 1972 (1972-10-03)

Stevens called it "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice that doesn't cop out at the key moment."[1]


Two men start dating each other's ex-wives.[2]



The Los Angeles Times said it "packs a wallop".[3]

This was a large ratings success, ranking among the 20 most viewed films on TV for a time.[4][5]


  1. ^ Haber, J. (1972, Jul 06). Connie to fatten her batting average. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  2. ^ Playmates' to be filmed as a movie of week. (1972, Jun 22). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  3. ^ Murphy, M. (1972, Oct 03). 'Playmates' a comedy of divorce. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  4. ^ 'Sex symbol' due in nation's homes. (1974, Jul 25). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  5. ^ Unbreakable connie cries real tears. (1974, Sep 15). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from

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