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A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  25 May 1967 (USA)
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A man gives his co-worker a series of lessons on how to cheat on one's wife without being caught.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Paul Manning
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Ruth Manning
Sue Ane Langdon ...
Mrs. Irma Johnson
Jackie Russell ...
Miss Harris
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Edward L. 'Ed' Stander
Aline Towne ...
Mousey Man's Wife
Claire Kelly ...
Harriet Stander
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Marvin Brody ...
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Mrs. Fred V.
Marian Mason ...
Mrs. Rance G.
Tommy Farrell ...
Rance G.'s Hanger On
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Miss Stardust
Jason Wingreen ...
Harry 'Big Fella' Johnson
Pat Becker ...
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Storyline

Ed convinces his best friend Paul that he should fool around with other women in order to preserve his happy marriage. Ed illustrates his point with a series of vignettes acted out by a lot of famous celebrities. The joke of it all is that Paul is married to lovely Ruth! Written by alfiehitchie

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25 May 1967 (USA)  »

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Guía para el hombre casado  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Each celebrity who did a cameo was paid $10,000 for two days work (including The Turtles who sang the title song). If anyone was required to work for more than two days, they were to receive an extra $10,000. No one went overtime. See more »

Quotes

Paul Manning: [to wife] Well if you think I'm going to stick about here just watching you be cheerful you've got another think coming!
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A Guide For The Married Man
Performed by The Turtles
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Music by John Williams
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Blows AMERICAN PIE right out of the pastry shop
1 September 2000 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

If you think four teenage guys trying to "score" before prom night is funny, wait'll you see the hilarious lengths married men go to philander successfully! A GUIDE FOR THE MARRIED MAN was the original raunchy sex comedy (without ever resorting to the vomit-inducing scatological humor of recent years), and even after 33 years it holds up fairly well. Walter Matthau plays a neurotic businessman who struggles to remain faithful to his wife while being tempted by his friend's seemingly foolproof program of sexual infidelity. Lots of one-liners and cartoonish humor, and Matthau gives us a character whom we can laugh at and identify with at the same time. One of the best sex comedies of all time, if only because the scene where Matthau is driven out onto the fire escape by a roomful of perky secretaries is ten times funnier than Jason Biggs jamming his nether regions into a baked good.


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