The Affair (1973 film)

The Affair is a 1973 American TV movie. It was written by Barbara Turner and directed by Gilbert Cates.

The Affair
Written byBarbara Turner
Directed byGilbert Cates
StarringNatalie Wood
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Aaron Spelling
Production company(s)Spelling-Goldberg Productions
Original release1973

The film starred Natalie Wood, in her first appearance since Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. Her co-star was Robert Wagner, her first husband whom she had recently remarried.[1]


A 32 year old disabled songwriter falls in love for the first time.



Wagner and Wood made the film for Spelling-Goldberg Productions who offered them a development deal for a series in which they did not appear. The series ended up being Charlie's Angels.[2]


The Los Angeles Times said "Natalie Wood turns in what is perhaps her finest performance to date."[3]


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  2. Haber, J. (1973, Nov 25). Nat and bob--together again for the first time. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  3. Thomas, K. (1973, Nov 20). TV MOVIE REVIEW. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
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