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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Ruth Manning
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Miss Stardust
Jason Wingreen ...
Harry 'Big Fella' Johnson
Pat Becker ...
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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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Fourteen Famous Swingers give you the do's and don't's for the man with the roving eye and the urge to stray!


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Release Date:

25 May 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guía para el hombre casado  »

Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Technical Adviser: Joe?
Technical Adviser: Yeah. Hi, baby.
Technical Adviser: Hi, honey.
Technical Adviser: How are the kids?
Technical Adviser: Fine.
Technical Adviser: Good. What's for dinner?
Technical Adviser: Chicken.
Technical Adviser: Chicken? We just had that two days ago.
Technical Adviser: No, that was last Thursday we had chicken.
Technical Adviser: Are you calling me a liar?
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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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excellent sex farce
18 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

This entertaining bit of froth stands up well, as Robert Morse, the neighborhood Lothario, attempts to instruct Walter Matthau in the How-To's of philandery (why he should be interested in philandery when he is married to the incredibly built Inger Stevens is an unexplained mystery). Of course the many delicious cameos by such as Phil Silvers, Sid Caesar, Jack Benny, Joey Bishop, et. al. keep the film bouncing merrily along. Well worth a see.

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