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How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968)

When a carefree bachelor tries to get his best friend to drop his mistress and return to his wife, he finds himself with romantic problems as well.

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Carol Corman
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Muriel Laszlo
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Battle of the sexes comedy about a free-wheeling bachelor who decides to save his friend's marriage by proving that all mistresses are incapable of fidelity. The plot gets complicated when the bachelor offers to set up the wrong girl in a lavish love-nest and she accepts, thinking it to be a marriage proposal. Written by alfiehitchie

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The wife you save... may be your own! See more »

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29 January 1968 (Sweden)  »

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Bague au doigt, corde au cou  »

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2.35 : 1
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Marcia Borie: [about her fiance Lester] I'm 33, and he's the last gas station before I hit the desert.
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Soundtracks

The Winds of Change
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Mack David
Performed by The Ray Conniff Singers
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Great Romantic Comedy
29 June 2004 | by (Grand Rapids, MI) – See all my reviews

Let me confess from the outset that I'm a huge Dean Martin fan, so I was predisposed to like this film. However, I still wasn't prepared for this film to be so delightfully amusing. I truly don't understand the low rating. My only guess is, the people who gave this movie such low marks just aren't the right viewers for this kind of a film. "How To Save A Marriage" is very much like the Doris Day/Rock Hudson films (Pillow Talk & Lover Come Back). Those films don't appeal to everyone - usually either you love them or you hate them. If you loved those films, you will love this one, as well. Dean Martin plays a man who mistakes Stella Stevens' character for his best friend's mistress. Of course, Dean plays the eternal ladies man and Stella Stevens is the nice, small town girl trying her luck in the big city. Hilarious complications ensue when Dean finds it necessary to romance her himself for the good of his friend's marriage (thus, the title). If you get the opportunity to see this (and it is quite hard to find, which perhaps also explains the low rating), you really should give it a chance. It's a wonderful romantic comedy and, aside from his Rat Pack films, one of my favorite of Dean Martin's solo ventures.


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