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A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

PG  |   |  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

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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Joe X's Blowsy Blonde
Marvin Brody ...
Taxi Driver
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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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Comedy | Romance

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25 May 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guía para el hombre casado  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The New York Times critic noted in his review of this film on May 27, 1967, that "? of all the witty demonstrations, one of the most amusing..." in the film was when Jayne Mansfield loses her bra in the home of Terry-Thomas. The sex symbol's two-minute cameo was shot under great personal distress, however. Filmed in mid-December, 1966, at the time, Zoltan Hargitay - Mansfield's youngest son with Mickey Hargitay - was recovering from spinal meningitis at Conjeo Valley Community Hospital, after undergoing brain surgery resulting from his being mauled by a lion in a freak accident at the Jungleland Park in Thousand Oaks, CA, on November 26, 1966. Zoltan spent exactly one month in the hospital, returning home to Jayne's "Pink Palace" on that year's Christmas morning. And though several Mansfield films would be released after her untimely death six months later, the scenes in this one were, as an actress, Jayne Mansfield's final moments before the professional movie cameras. 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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Soundtracks

A Guide For The Married Man
Performed by The Turtles
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Music by John Williams
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EXCELLENT FUNNY! Wish it were on DVD and in widescreen/letterbox!
14 March 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This movie is very funny and only wish it'd be on DVD! And if so, in letterbox / widescreen! Which I know is a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Studios keep putting out the same titles over and over again on DVD; there are MANY other titles / movies that need to be on DVD! I remember seeing this film on ABC on their afternoon movie (4:30 PM), back in the 1970's, and then awhile ago, in letterbox / widescreen on the AMC channel (before they ruined the channel by going with commercials). The character of Robert Morse ("Ed") shows Walter Matthau's character ("Paul") how to cheat on his wife, by telling stories of other men who cheated on their wives (utilizing famous celebrities in cameos in these roles), and explains what they did and how they did it, and what to do and what NOT to do. The title song by the Turtles is great! A bouncy tune! Someone should tell 20th Century Fox to put this out on DVD and if and when they do, put it out in letterbox / widescreen. SEE IT (if you have not)! ENJOY! -Paul latinogringo941


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