The Stepmother (film)

The Stepmother is a 1972 suspense film directed and produced by Howard L. Avedis and released theatrically in the U.S. by Crown International Pictures. It stars Alejandro Rey as an architect who murders a client he suspects is having an affair with his wife.[1]

The Stepmother
Directed byHoward L. Avedis
Screenplay byHoward L. Avedis
Produced byHoward L. Avedis
StarringAlejandro Rey
John Anderson
Katherine Justice
Larry Linville
Marlene Schmidt
CinematographyJack Beckett
Edited byRalph J. Hall
Tony De Zarraga
Release date
  • March 1972 (1972-03)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States



Composer Sammy Fain and lyricist Paul Francis Webster were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Strange Are the Ways of Love."[1]


Leonard Maltin, writing in Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, gave the film one-and-a-half-stars, commenting that, "Rey is okay as anti-hero of this cheapie murder-suspenser in the Hitchcock mold."[2]

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  1. ^ a b "The Stepmother (1972)". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Maltin, Leonard (2008). Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide. Penguin. p. 1317. ISBN 978-0452289789.

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