Mill Creek Through the Decades: 1970s Collection: For Pete’s Sake (1974)

Henrietta and Pete Robbins (Barbra Streisand and Michael Sarrazin) are a struggling couple who have to deal with the insults of their sister-in-law Helen, who tells them that an early marriage took away Pete’s chance at success. Yet when Pete gets an insider trading tip — this type of thing was somehow perfectly legal in 1974 — she borrows three grand from a Mafia loan shark and finds herself unable to quickly pay them back, which means that she’s sold to Mrs. Cherry and rented out as a call girl, but she fails again and again to satisfy any of her clients and starts adding up even more debt.

It was written by Stanley Shapiro (How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your LifePillow Talk) and Maurice Richli (The Pink Panther) and directed by Peter Yates, whose career has movies like Breaking Away and Mother, Jugs and Speed as well as BullittThe DeepThe Dresser and Krull.

It’s a light farce and while Streisand didn’t like the movie, it was a success.

Through the Decades: 1970s Collection is new from Mill Creek. It also has A Walk In the Spring Rain, DollarsFun With Dick and JaneThe Owl and PussycatThe Anderson TapesThe HorsemenThe Stone Killer, Brother John, Gumshoe and The Last Detail. You can learn more on their site and order it from Deep Discount.

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