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Wives and Lovers is a 1963 comedy film directed by John Rich and nominated for an Academy Award in 1964. Writer Bill Austin (Van Johnson) and wife, Bertie (Janet Leigh), are struggling to make ends meet when Bill finally finishes a bestselling novel and their financial woes come to an end. Neither one of them are prepared for such a comfortable lifestyle, and Bill quickly lets the fame and fortune go to his head. The couple soon begins to argue and bicker regularly after moving to Connecticut to further Bill's career, and Bill looks outside of the marriage to play. He starts to spend a little too much time with his beautiful and glamorous agent, Lucinda Ford (Martha Hyer), as they work together on a Broadway screenplay. His ridiculous womanizing ways push Bertie to her limit, and she wonders if she, too, should find someone else, or if they should put all of it behind them and rekindle their marriage.