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Writers:
Stanley Shapiro (written by) &
Nate Monaster (written by)
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Release Date:
29 January 1968 (Sweden) See more »
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The wife you save... may be your own! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Surprisingly good See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Dean Martin ... David Sloane

Stella Stevens ... Carol Corman

Eli Wallach ... Harry Hunter

Anne Jackson ... Muriel Laszlo
Betty Field ... Thelma

Jack Albertson ... Mr. Slotkin
Katharine Bard ... Mary Hunter

Woodrow Parfrey ... Eddie Rankin

Alan Oppenheimer ... Everett Bauer

Shelley Morrison ... Marcia Borie

George Furth ... Roger
Monroe Arnold ... Wally Hammond
Claude Stroud ... Hall Satler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bruce Chesse ... Groom (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Directed by
Fielder Cook 
 
Writing credits
Stanley Shapiro (written by) &
Nate Monaster (written by)

Produced by
Stanley Shapiro .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
 
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes 
 
Film Editing by
Philip W. Anderson 
 
Production Design by
Robert Clatworthy 
 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
 
Costume Design by
Moss Mabry 
 
Makeup Department
Faye Chaney .... makeup artist
Hank Edds .... makeup artist
Steve Lane .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wendell Franklin .... assistant director
 
Special Effects by
Geza Gaspar .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Al St. Hilaire .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ray Conniff .... music theme
 
Other crew
Bill O'Sullivan .... production consultant
 

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102 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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David Sloane:Miss Corman, good-bye. They say that a man forgets pain and remembers pleasure. My memory of you will be a complete blank.See more »

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Surprisingly good, 22 January 2010
Author: dick lillard (richardrandbman@aol.com) from baltimore, md

Despite being a 30 year old dyed-in-the-wool film buff when this was released I don't remember hearing about it.That despite being a huge fan of Dean Martin and his "playboy" sensibility at the time. (Still am.) This was approximately the period when the country's sense of humor slowly began to change to that of irony and sarcasm.In less than 10 years it would be David Letterman, the Smothers Brothers, and Saturday Night Live.The humor extant in this film would be relegated to dreary TV sitcoms. Dean holds his own with Eli Wallach (no easy feat) and he really seems to be working a little harder than usual to get the laughs.While I'm not familiar with Stella Stevens' body of work (no pun intended)if this is representative then she bears closer examination(again no pun intended). The best way to put it? This is 1968's version of those great screwball comedies that dominated the 30's and early 40's and it doesn't do too badly by comparison.

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